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Building an Openstack Server

My first run at openstack at home was buying several used Dell servers (2 1950s and 1 2950). This had a couple issues. First was the noise. These servers had a lot of noise with their fans. The second was the energy cost because I had both redundant power supplies running. Given these issues I decided to write an article on how to build our a compute node yourself. If you’re building a lab then you really want your paower to be on the compute node, hence that is what we will be building. You can use a laptop for the openstack controller as this doesn’t require that much power.

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Installing Apache Spark on Ubuntu 17.10

This post is a continuation into my adventures in learning Big Data. We will be installing an Apache Spark server that will deploy executors to an Apache Mesos cluster.

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Installing Hadoop on Ubuntu 17 10

Hadoop is the application to get for Big Data. In this post we are going to install a single-node cluster of Hadoop for Pseudo-Distributed Operation. We will use YARN for mapreduce.

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Terraform Syntax Highlighting in Emacs and VIM

In this post, learn how to configure EMACS/VIM to provide syntax highlighting for Terraform files.

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Terraform Taint Tip

When I first started with Terraform, everytime I would make a small change I would completely rebuild all the infrastructure. Had I known this tip back then I could have saved myself a lot of time.

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Installing Terraform on Ubuntu 17.10

Learn how to install Terraform on Ubuntu 17.10 Artfull Aardvark.

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Terraform Module for Puppet in Docker

You may have heard about running puppet in docker described in Gareth Rushgrove’s post on puppet.com called Running Puppet software in Docker containers. I took that post a step or two further and created a Terraform module that deploys a puppet environment to a Nomad cluser. This post goes over the process of using that module.

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Terraform Elasticsearch AWS Module

Just released my first terraform module to the Terraform Registry. This module deploys and ELK (Elasticsearch/Logstash/Kibana) server to AWS using Terraform.

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Provisioning Infrastructure With Terraform

In my last article I walk you through creating infrastrure using Terraform. In this article we will make that infrastructure useful by provisioning software to it automatically.

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Terraform Introduction

Terraform is HashiCorp’s answer to the infrastructure as code paradigm. With it you can stand up infrastructure in a myriad of areas including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Engine, Openstack, Nomad, and many more. With Terraform you can quickly create infrastructure and when you are done, you can easily destroy that infrastructure. In this article I will give you a quick walk through of installing terraform and using terraform to deploy some infrastructure.

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