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Recommended Games

Jeanne and I have played several games in the library (see prior post). I did a quick walk through for someone who asked for a list of good games. While there are quite a few games that are pretty good, … Continue reading

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Mid Year Review

This is more of a redo of the game room into a game library type post. I generally do a COMC as an end of year review so none of the extra information that’s typically added. In this case the … Continue reading

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Homelab 2021

It’s that time again. It’s a year later and there have been quite a few changes in the Homelab. With the release of VMware 7, I needed to replace my servers with something a bit more current. I repurposed one … Continue reading

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Installing OKD4

Overview What I’m trying to accomplish here is to set up a homelab OpenShift type environment. I’m installing OKD4.7 in this case but OKD is an upstream of the Red Hat OpenShift so should be just fine for my use-case. … Continue reading

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Kubernetes Upgrade to 1.20.6

Upgrading Kubernetes Clusters The following lists what software and pods will be upgraded during this quarter. Upgrade the Operating System. Upgrade Kubernetes. Upgrade kubeadm, kubectl, and kubelet RPMs from 1.19.6 to 1.20.6. kube-apiserver is upgraded from 1.19.6 to 1.20.6 automatically. kube-controller-manager is … Continue reading

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Kubernetes Preparation Steps for 1.20.6

Upgrading Kubernetes Clusters The purpose of this document is to provide the background information on what is being upgraded, what versions, and the steps required to prepare for the upgrade itself. These steps are only done once. Once all these … Continue reading

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Kubernetes Manual Upgrade to 1.20.6

Upgrading Kubernetes Clusters This documentation is intended to provide the manual process for upgrading the server Operating Systems, Kubernetes to 1.20.6, and any additional updates. This provides example output and should help in troubleshooting should the automated processes experience a … Continue reading

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Kubernetes Ansible Upgrade to 1.20.6

Upgrading Kubernetes Clusters This document provides a guide to upgrading the Kubernetes clusters in the quickest manner. Much of the upgrade process can be done using Ansible Playbooks. There are a few processes that need to be done centrally on … Continue reading

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Ansible Tags – A Story

Started a new job back in October. The team is just me and another guy and the boss. And the other guy quit in December. The real good thing is it’s a small single project shop and pretty much all … Continue reading

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Ansible Tags

Overview Simply enough, Ansible Tags let you run specific tasks in a play. If you have a lengthy playbook or are testing tasks within a playbook, you can assign tags to tasks that let you run a specific task vs … Continue reading

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