For the Danish VMUG summermeeting, on the 2 June 2021, I had the pleasure of presenting, “How to level up, as a vSphere admin”. A presentation, around what tools/technologies, to look at, if you are doing infrastructure today, to prepare, for the future. This post, will be published, during the presentation, as part of the last demo.
For a POC i’m preparing for, I had the chance to look at bit more at SaltStack. I like the product, and what it can do, but I really need a usecase, to do anything usefull with it. It’s the same with many other products, but with SaltStack, i’m just feeling it more.
I love doing doing Crossfit, and before Covid19 hit, I was pretty active in my local Box. Crossfit boxes are split into 2 segments. The official affiliates, which is a part of the company Crossfit.com, and all the others, which offer functional training. For a new person, that wants to get into shape, and do some functinal training, then it’s probably hard to see the difference.
For a customer case, I had to show integration between Azure Devops, and VMware CodeStream. Since the Git endpoint in Code Stream, does not work with Azure DevOps Git repository, I had to find another way of doing the integration. The solution was quite simple. Trigger the pipeline, using a pipeline run by Azure Devops.
Update : After posting this, I was told that Grand Orchard, had already written a similar post, around how to do the same, using 1Password. So if you are a 1Password user, then take a look at his blog I use multiple computers, and sometimes it can be hard, to keep everything in sync.
Sometimes it’s the simple tings, that are the hardest. For a small projekt, i’m working on, I have to test sending a lot of emails. A simple thing, but in my case, I don’t have a local SMTP server. I could set one up, but then, I have to configure users, maybe MX records, and other stuff.
Ever since Docker enforced their rate limit, I have been looking at using some other registry, to put my containers, but also to use as a proxy, so I hit the Docker api a blit less. Everywhere I look, Harbor is mentioned, so that is the one, that I have been looking at.
Update 09/06/2021 : Docker has changed their licenses, so that AutoBuild, in no longer part of the free license., due to it being exploided by Bitcoin miners. A shame, but something i fully understand. Update 23/03/2021 : I have changed my container image, to be build using Gitlab, and pushed to my private Harbor registry, due to speed, and amount of pulls.
My demolab, is not hostet at home, but remote. So i’m always dependend, on some kind of remote access. At home, I use a IPSEC Site2Site VPN, between my PFsense, and the Edgerouter lite, I have in my Demo enviroment. Remote I use Tailscale for client VPN, as I have described, in an earlier post.
Update 06.08.2021 : Updated blog to version 1.12.3 - Tested and working. 30.01.2021 : Updated blog to version 1.4.1 - Tested and working. Tailscale is what I have been using, to get access to my demo enviroment, and allow clients to communicate with each other, across networks etc. But I have really missed, having it installed on my firewall, to make it act as a more traditional vpn.