Author Archives: Freejack

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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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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Ansible Handlers

Overview Ansible Handlers are tasks that are only performed when a calling task has successfully changed something. Updating Docker Say for example you want to try and update docker. There isn’t always an update available but if there is an … Continue reading

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Configuring Katello 3.15

I’m currently using Spacewalk to manage patches on my servers however it doesn’t support CentOS 8 and I suspect there’ll be more and more issues. Plus my previous job used Satellite and the current one wants me to install Katello … Continue reading

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Out Of Memory Killer

In Linux, a process is in place called the OOM Killer that kills processes when memory starts getting too low. While this is an interesting idea, it can kill your application before it kills something that might be a lower … Continue reading

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Kubernetes Delete an etcd Member

On the Kubernetes cluster, one of the etcd members had a falling out and is reporting the data is stale. While troubleshooting, we came up with several ideas including just rebuilding the cluster. It’s not all that hard overall but … Continue reading

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Turkey Pot Pie

This was a real good recipe I found on line when we had to do something with 22 lbs of turkey. We’ve been getting pot pies lately from the store so it was already something on my mind and I … Continue reading

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State of the Game Room 2020

My yearly list of what has arrived in the game room and maybe even what we’ve played over the past year. History State of the Game Room 2016 – It was in Jan of 2017 but it was for 2016. … Continue reading

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