Weekly Links 10/22-10/28: Ansible, Kubernetes, iPhone XR

I had all kinds of ceph osd issues in my lab this week.  Spend most of that identifying bad/failing hardware.  It seems to be more stable now so I can get back to testing!  Links for this week:

  • A list of available online tech classes from Universities.
  • Ouroboros keeps popping up in my feeds, it uses python to update your running docker containers.
  • I can never call out linuxserver.io enough, they have some really solid docker images and may deploying new apps to my Homelab a breeze!
  • Ansible 2.7.1 was released, looks like a lot of bug fixes, also changed some things with the yum modules, specifically how it handles lists (threw off one of my playbooks when i upgraded to 2.7).
  • A guide to running AWX (Ansible Tower upstream) on MiniShift.  Which leads into the next link..
  • I was referencing this guide to using Kubespray for a mini lab project (AWX runs on Kubernetes too).
  • Jeff Geerling wrote up a quick article about using Molecule for Ansible role testing. It even has some tidbits about using TravisCI.  I referenced this when adding testing to my package role to get that cool “build passing” badge on GitHub.  Just need to hit the others now.
  • All the Ansible testing focus lately is coming from the updates about to roll out on Ansible Galaxy, they’re previewing the new features now.
  • Hashicorp released some documentation on secrets management, it’s very clean and well put together.
  • Dell recently released a new version of OpenManage Enterprise, it’s a pretty convenient way for me to manage the dell hardware in my home lab (firmware, logs, console).
  • I recently for an iPhone XR for work and took some pictures with it, they look pretty great!

I’m gonna go back to tinkering with this new iPhone, have a safe and fun Halloween!

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