Run Script Before Shutdown with VMware Tools

As a continuation of my efforts from my previous post about VirtualBox with VMware, I wanted the VM to be part of auto power on and off process. After I enabled the setting on the VM (Automating the process of starting and stopping virtual machines on VMware ESX\ESXi...

Creating a Launchd Plist for jackd

Moc with Homebrew When you install moc with homebrew (brew install moc) you will see the following message: To have launchd start jack now and restart at login: brew services start jack Or, if you don't want/need a background service you can just run: jackd...

Creating a VIB to modify a Firewall Rule on an ESXi Host

ESXi Logstash Example I ran into these filter examples for ESXi logs with logstash: Grok ESXi 5.x Pattern (for Logstash) (including puppet format with special escaping!) sof-elk So I decided to implement that. First I created the custom config on the logstash side: <div...

ESXi 6.5 on HP Z2 Mini G3 with Intel I219-V NIC

ESXi 6.5 On HP Z2 Mini G3 I ended up installing ESXi 6.5 on the HP Z2 Mini G3 and it actually worked out without any major issues: [root@hp:~] esxcli hardware platform get Platform Information UUID: 0x24 0x98 Product Name: HP Z2 Mini G3 Workstation Vendor...

Troubleshooting tg3 Driver Issues on MacMini Running CoreOS

tg3 Driver StackTrace I had my MariaDB Container running on my CoreOS machine (which is installed on a MacMini 6,2) and some services kept disconnecting from the database at random times. I logged into the CoreOS machine and I saw the following from dmesg: Jul 07...

Additional Jenkins Job Changes

Jenkins So after creating my basic pipeline jenkins job in my previous post, I decided to expand the setup a little bit. Create a job to Trigger another job I decided to create a job which will check for new releases of drive on github and...

OpenStack, Ansible, and Kolla on Ubuntu 16.04

OpenStack and Ansible Initially I wanted to play around with a pure Ansible deployment for OpenStack. As I kept reading up on it, I realized it will require a lot of resources and it actually involved a pretty compex configuration. From Quick Start: Absolute minimum server resources...

Getting Started with Jenkins

I wanted to setup my own Jenkins server and create a simple job. It was actually pretty easy, but I wanted to jot down my notes so I don’t forget about my process. Deploy Jenkins Server with Docker Since I had a docker server, I decided to deploy the...

Deploy OpenStack Ocata with RDO/PackStack on Fedora 25

OpenStack Installers So after manually deploying Openstack, I decided to check out the options for automating that install. Here are some good sites that compare the installers: Comparison of OpenStack Installers DevOps Installers OpenStack all-in-one: test cloud services in one laptop After reading...

Manually Deploying OpenStack Ocata on Fedora 25

OpenStack So I decided to try out OpenStack on Fedora 25. I was able to follow the OpenStack Installation Tutorial for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS. The guide is pretty long and I don’t want to cover each step in great detail since it’s covered in the...