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Using Puppet to manage virt-who to map virtual guests to physical hosts in Satellite 6.1

The virt-who package allows you to map virtual machines to the physical host so that you can take advantage of RedHat Virtual Data Center licensing when using Satellite 6.1. It allows you to use your Hypervisor Host (in this case VMware ESXi) as a content host within Satellite. Therefore allowing you to assign RHEL licenses […]

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Use PowerCLI to apply your vSAN storage policy

I ¬†noticed that VM’s created with the vSphere fat client, were not getting the vSAN storage policy applied to them. So they we’re not as protected as one might think. I wanted to make sure that all the VM’s living on vSanDatastore were protected by the vSAN storage policy. I wrote a quick PowerCLI script […]

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Using PowerShell to Install SNMP and configure Community, Location and Contact on Windows 2008

One of the steps needed to onboard a system into our monitoring tools is to configure SNMP. If the customer template¬†does not have SNMP pre-configured, or is not using GPO to do it; it quickly becomes a painfully slow speed-bump. Last night I threw together the PowerShell script below to: Install SNMP services Configure SNMP […]

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Using Puppet to configure LLDPAD on the Open Compute Winterfell

On our OCP Winterfell nodes, in CentOS 6; the 10GB Mellanox NIC’s show up as eth0 and eht1, where the 1GB management interface shows up as eth2. We are also using Brocade 10GB top-of-rack switches. So configuring LLDP was necessary for the servers to advertise themselves to the upstream switches. To do this, we use […]

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