I left my job at the ICG in March 2018. One of my last tasks there was helping in searching for a successor for my position whom I could hand over my responsibilities with as little worries as possible. I updated the same job posting that had been used to …Continue reading
If you check out one of the community’s most favourite syncing and file transfer tools,
rsync on any day, you will notice it has quite a lot of parameters (
rsync --help). Here’s a short explanation of some of them and what they can be used for - taken from …
Please note that this post is intentionally written in past tense to avoid having to rewrite it completely in the future.
This post aims to be a summary of technologies I’ve learned to use during my period at the Institute for Computer Vision and Computer Graphics at TU Graz …Continue reading
At the sensu-users mailing list someone asked how they could deploy Sensu plugins with Puppet. After giving a short snippet, I was asked for further help whether to implement the snippet as a class or what I would recommend. Therefore I present you: A slightly redacted example of a Sensu …Continue reading
Example of a Sensu Puppet class is part 2 of Sensu:
I’ve taken some time today to update my system operations related posts with newer information. This information is based on the usage and issues that we faced and will hopefully prevent others from stumbling into the same problems should they choose to follow my guidance.Continue reading
I’ve already written once before that I like working with GitLab’s Continuous Integration (CI) technology. I’ve now had the chance to set up a project for one of our research teams using GitLab CI and it’s been a true success.
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The software we use at ICG for virtualizing servers is Xen. That’s fine because it has not made my life unnecessarily hard yet. There are however, some things that could be done better - especially while handling things with puppet.
- This post was updated once (2016-08-28)
How it used to …Continue reading
Now, I might have mentioned in the past that despite me working as a system administrator, I dislike working with actual hardware and prefer to touch machines as soon as they are SSH-ready or at most as soon as an operating system can be installed.
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As of today my contribution to unattended-upgrades has been backported into Ubuntu Trusty Tahr and Ubuntu Precise Pangolin, which are both LTS version currently in use. I’m probably more proud of myself than I should be but it was a great feeling to be of help to a global …Continue reading
I’ll admit the bad stuff right away. I’ve been checking in bad code, I’ve had wrong configuration files on our services and it’s happened quite often that files referenced in
.pp manifests have had a different name than the one specified or were not moved to …