Quick list for home lab: Get a few CoreOS nodes deployed. Get Chef installed/configured. (Maybe littlechef would be useful?) Get Salt and/or maybe Ansible. Look into sslh. Look into Docker - perhaps to do some sort of OpenVPN/Proxy/etc?
It looks like everything has made it to Missouri intact and in working condition! Some quick lessons for moving equipment half way across the country: Bubble wrap is your friend. Use a ton of it on the exterior of the server, then wrap in furniture pads. Custom cable lengths are
I've decided to try my hand at managing my ever-growing lab environment using Puppet. Mostly because I'm curious to find use cases at work, but also because I'd like to expand my automation skill set. With that in mind, I'm opting to use Puppet Enterprise and keep my total managed
This post takes rather detailed look at my current home lab. Host Configuration Two HP DL360 G5 Two hosts identically configured with Dual E5420 Procs/16GB RAM. A single 146GB 15k drive is in each and used as temporary storage. Each HP has their iLO configured for remote management and
Adventures in making a VMware home lab Goals: Fully redundant ESXi hosts (so that I can host a virtual vCenter server and do updates Have a decent amount of compute to handle current and future loads Room to grow Where I'm at Three hosts Dell T110 (1x X3430/12GB RAM)