Installing Jenkins behind NGINX Reverse Proxy

January 24, 2018

In this post I’ll look at installing Jenkins on a Centos 7 box, and set it up behind an NGINX reverse proxy server. To start we need to grab the Jenkins repo, before we can download the Jenkins package: [root@Jenkins01 ~]# wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/jenkins.repo The downloaded repo file should look something like this: [root@Jenkins01 […]

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Creating a Simple Ansible Playbook

December 15, 2017

Following on from my previous post on installing and configuring Ansible, I wanted to do a quick follow up with a few more examples to show what Ansible can do. Ultimately, my aim is to get to doing some posts around using Ansible with AWS and vSphere, however for the purposes of this post I’ll […]

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Installing and Configuring Ansible on Centos

November 21, 2017

I’m going to be doing a few posts over the coming weeks around using Ansible with AWS. As a starting point this is a quick post to cover getting Ansible up and running on Centos, with the aim of using it to later provision some AWS services. Here, I will run though the steps to […]

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Building a Scalable and Highly Available Website with AWS EC2 AutoScaling

October 20, 2017

I wrote recently about testing AWS auto scaling policies. Before you can test auto scaling policies however, you need an auto scaling configuration to test! This post will look at building a simple auto scaling configuration, to provide a scale-able and highly available web site.  Before starting on the configuration, there are a bunch of […]

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Testing AWS Auto Scaling Policies using Stress

September 12, 2017

After creating a new auto scaling group recently, I was looking for an easy way to test the auto scaling policies I’d associated with the group. This is just quick post to cover what I did as a quick way to test auto scaling policies. I configured my group to scale up when it breached […]

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Increasing Allocated Disk Space for an External Platform Services Controller

November 8, 2016

I had an issue recently with logs on an external Platform Services Controller using up over 90% of the available free space on the volume. In the past, when I’ve needed to extend disk space on a VCSA I have followed this VMware KB which instructs how to extend disk space using ‘vpxd_servicecfg storage lvm autogrow’, […]

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How to Create an Ubuntu Virtual Machine – On Ubuntu!

May 2, 2014

There are many different solutions around for running virtual machines on your desktop computer. Software such as VMware Workstation or VirtualBox is great at the job. If you are using a Linux OS there is also another option – KVM. With KVM you can run multiple virtual machines running either Linux or Windows. In this […]

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