Tweaking your PHP via php.ini and Puppet Augeas

If you have ever wanted to make a change to some of the settings to your php setup viar PHP.ini file then using puppet and the augeas type could be the perfect solution. Augeas will read in a configuration file and allow you to specify changes and save them for you. Augeas is not actually […]

Delete Pyrax Cloud Block Storage Volumes Older than N days

This very simple example shows you how to delete rackspace cloud volumes older than N days. In this example N days will be 7 days. This example makes the following assumptions: -you have a Pyrax installed -you have your Rackspace API credentials key. -you know your Rackspace volume uid – which looks like this: 56568786-4659-67575-9ab3-6767968 […]

Snapshot Rackspace CBS volume with Python Pyrax

This very simple example shows you how to take a snapshot of a Rackpace cloud volume. This document makes the following assumptions: -you have a Pyrax installed -you have your Rackspace API credentials key. -you know your Rackspace volume uid – which looks like this: 56568786-4659-67575-9ab3-6767968 1. Add the pyrax import 1 import pyrax 2. […]

Deleting EC2 Volumes with the Status of “Available”

Occasionally you might find your self with lots of “available” EC2 volumes that are not attached to any EC2 Instances. If you find yourself wanting to delete them then this little powershell snippet can help. NOTE: I will create a shell / Awk based snippet at some point also for the Linux / Mac users […]

Setting Up an AWS VPC with a Private and Public Subnets Part 1

Introduction This Article is designed to cover the process of setting up an Amazon AWS  VPC with two distinct subnets one “private” with no direct access from public internet and a public subnet which can be accessed from the public internet. NOTE: Setting some of this up will of course incur Amazon charges so be […]

Enable SSL for LDAP on your Windows 2003 Active Directory Service

Windows 2003 ADS is as you probably already know is based upon LDAP. Often you will need to query this ldap directory for authentication and other purposes. By default these queries are carried out unencrypted and can be snooped by eavesdroppers. To remedy this you can enable ldap over SSL to allow LDAP queries to […]

Backing Up IBM HMC using FTP

Backing up your RS/6000 P Series HMC or Hardware Management Console is an important part of your operational routine. This device is the Window to your P-Series. If you lose your HMC your P-Series and LPARS will continue to function however all of the lpar information will be lost and when you replace the faulty […]