AWS – the basics

Cloud computing is now an integral part of IT at many organisations. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is currently the leading provider of public cloud services. Knowledge of cloud services is becoming an essential skill for many IT professionals. It’s also fun to play with! In this…

Provisioning with Red Hat Satellite 6.2 – part 3

Welcome to part 3 of our Red Hat Satellite provisioning series. In part 1 we covered the steps required to get provisioning set up in Satellite. Part 2 covered  provisioning a VM in VMWare. In this article we cover provisioning a Docker container, an AWS EC2…

Provisioning with Redhat Satellite 6.2 – part 2

In part 1 we discussed the prerequisites required to get Redhat Satellite 6.2 ready as a provisioning platform. Although there were quite a few tasks, as previously mentioned, in the main these are a one off activity and once set up, make provisioning hosts a quick…

Provisioning with Redhat Satellite 6.2 – Part 1

This week I’m looking at provisioning with Redhat Satellite 6.2. Redhat Satellite 6 has become a bit of a lumbering beast. It does a lot of stuff but it’s not as straight forward as the old versions. Whilst patching remains probably the key function, the provisioning…

A bastion castle

Using a Bastion Host to access your AWS EC2 Instances

Following on from our article on running a static website in S3 , this time out we’re looking at deploying a Bastion host in the AWS cloud. This is not a new idea but I only recently came across this architecture design so I’m guessing other…

unux admin centre

Running a static website from an AWS S3 Bucket

Hundreds of people have been writing, emailing, tweeting and sending me messages via carrier pigeon asking me when the next blog will be coming out. Yes, I know there’s been a bit if a gap. Truth is that I’ve been suffering from writers block. It can…

Running an anonymous proxy in a Docker container – part 2

A while back I wrote a blog post about running a Glype anonymous proxy in a Docker container. In case you forgotten or didn’t read part one, that article covered creating a Docker image from the latest fedora image in Docker Hub and manually configuring it…

https image

Running a Glype proxy in a Docker container

So what we up to today? Running a Glype proxy in a Docker container. “You what?”, you may say. Let me expand. If your not sure what a glype proxy is, it’s a web based proxy that can be used for anonymous browsing, bypassing censorship and…

Puppet – the basics

So I was at this meetup and this guy comes over, “Hey dude, what to you think of puppet?” “Puppet?”, I reply. “Yeah, puppet, or are you a chef man?” “No,no, I work in IT”, I try to explain. But the expression on his face changes…

Automating AWS with cloud-init

East 17, the bad boys of boy bands.Famously named after the picturesque part of London known as Walthamstow. This tourist favourite is also famous for it’s dog racing track and locals can often be heard to say “we’re going to the dogs”. Something not going to…

The new features of RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 – Part 2

Continuing on from our previous post where we covered systemd  and journald, we continue our discovery of the new features of RedHat Enterprise Linux 7. RedHat EL 7 – Networking This is a bit of a something about nothing story. There is a new networking service called NetworkManager…

The new features of RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 – Part 1

I know what your thinking, “come on man, RedHat EL 7 has been out for nearly two freaking years now, get up to date”. Well, if you’re already familiar and using RedHat EL 7, please feel free to go back to watching clips of flower arranging…