This time I’m taking a look at Jinja, a template engine for Python. I’m going to use it with YAML to write SaltSatck state files. I already have a minion and master setup but in case want to learn how to set them up by yourself, you can check out my earlier post. If you’re eager to learn more about Jinja, you should pay a visit to the Jinja site: http://jinja.pocoo.org/ Continue reading →
Here I’m taking a further look at how using state files with SaltStack works. I mainly configure different daemons by applying states. Continue reading →
Alright, now that we’ve taken a comprehensive look at Linux-based servers, it’s time to start learning about server management. Manual labor is okay when you’re configuring and maintaining one or two servers at a time, but when you’re responsible for the maintenance of tens, hundreds or even thousands of machines, it’s inevitable for you to automate tasks. There are many ways to perform automation, but this time I’m focusing on Salt, or the SaltStack platform. Continue reading →
This post considers SSH (Secure Shell) and using it on Xubuntu. Additionally, I’ll cover using Sysstat to monitor your system.
This time I’m taking a look at how to use Apache on your own virtual server. I’ve already set up my own virtual server with Digital Ocean, but you can use any other service as well, there are loads of them. Be sure to compare the pricing and reviews when choosing your host!
As per usual I’m using my HP EliteBook 2570p as a local computer and SSH to connect to my virtual server hosted by Digital Ocean. I’m running Xubuntu 16.04.3 locally and Ubuntu 16.04.3 on my virtual server (1GB RAM).