I’ve spent a lot of time exploring ways to automate IT management. I’ve chosen Ansible as my primary tool for this purpose because of its push model, clean syntax, and use of SSH. I find Ansible very well designed even… Read More ›
You can set your XenServer 6.x VMs to autostart on boot through the command line. This option isn’t available in the GUI. Citrix provides the instructions here. I’ve updated my Ansible Xen VM script to enable autostarting by default.
I had some odd errors with my multi-homed CentOS servers. I was finally able to fix them with the help of this blog post. Apparently basic multi-homed networking in CentOS is broken and you need to use the advanced configuration… Read More ›
After a lot of experimentation I’ve decided on logging architecture that looks like this: This diagram shows the logical design. I will explain the components. Devices These are switches, routers, appliances, and so on that can only send syslog format… Read More ›