Creating an IPSec Tunnel between Google Cloud Platform and PFSense

Existing Documentation As I was trying to create a tunnel between my VPC in Google Cloud Plattform and my PfSense machine at home, I ran into a couple of resources: PFSense IPSec VPN connection to GCP Cloud VPN -> Creating a VPN Cloud VPN...

Using Squid to Proxy SSL Sites

Squid I wanted to play around with an HTTP Proxy and after reading about a couple of different options, I decided to try out Squid. It’s really flexible and allows many different approaches to proxying. Installing Squid on CentOS Looking over different versions it looks like with...

Using G-Suite Enterpise to Configure a Chromebook as a Kiosk Machine

G-Suite Enteprise Chrome Management With G-Suite Enterprise you can turn a Chromebook into a kiosk machine. You can sign up for a trial (more information at About your free G Suite trial). After you signed up, login to the admin console (admin.google.com) and you will see all the...

Setting Up and Using AWX with docker-compose

AWX AWX is the open source version of Ansible Tower. There are good install instructions available at Installing AWX. It basically breaks down into 3 steps: Clone the Repo Configure the installer Install on a container platform (I just used docker-compose) So let’s try it out....

Terraform with ESXi and Foreman

Terraform Scripts After figuring out how to create a VM with terraform (Playing Around with Terraform and Jenkins) and also how to use foreman to provision VM via a Network Install (Using Foreman to Provision and Configure Machines), I decided to put the two concepts together. I...

Use Packer with VMware Player to build an OVA

Packer OVA Examples I ran into a bunch of good examples that other people had luck with: Infrastructure As Code: Create Linux (RHEL/CentOS) base Images Using Packer packer-centos-7 packer-templates automation_examples packer-centos7-esxi packer-templates Packer Configuration Files Between all of those examples,...

Using Foreman to Provision and Configure Machines

Installing Foreman with Katello As I was doing some reading up on foreman, I realized that I will probably want to use katello to host the CentOS repos. Since we want to use Katello along with Foreman, let’s follow the Katello 3.5 Installation guide and install it right...

Playing Around with Terraform and Jenkins

Changing Networks with OpenStack My external network was already internal (in my lab environment) so I decided to deploy an instance on that network (This was after) I played around with the OpenStack provider for terraform). Initially I realized DHCP wasn’t enabled on the network: <pre...

Deploying an OpenStack Instance with Terraform

Terraform OpenStack Provider Here are some examples of the usage: Tutorial: How to Use Terraform to Deploy OpenStack Workloads Basic OpenStack architecture with networking Terraform Demo OpenStack infrastructure automation with Terraform – Part 2 Terraform example for OpenStack and Ansible openstack_compute_instance_v2 ...

Installing OpenStack Pike with Kolla Ansible

OpenStack Pike with Kolla I already had a previous install of openstack from my previous testing with kolla. The ocata version looked like this (note the 4.0.0 version/tag): root@osa:~# docker ps CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES 541fcdfe1c1d kolla/centos-binary-horizon:4.0.0 "kolla_start" 6 months ago...