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Questions tagged [provisioning]

Provisioning is the act of preparing a system to allow it to provide new services to its consumers. Questions about the automated creation of systems through technologies such as Terraform, Cloud Formation and Azure Resource Manager should have this tag.

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Puppet Razor broker installation is failing post to OS installation

am using razor to provision centos, I have create separate network with dhcp server, pxe server, tftp server, razor server and target machine. Centos is getting installed on target machine when node ...
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Proper way to showcase multi-container web app to customers

I have a web app consisting of multiple services (authentication service, database, main web app..), and each of these services can run in container. Currently, when a customer ask for a demo, I am ...
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How do I automate population of known_hosts and authorized_keys?

This is a question that may be easier answered on askubuntu or, perhaps, serverfault, but it arises in the context of automated provisioning, so I figured that it's more appropriate here. I am ...
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Open source private cloud VM provisioning for container workload

There is a new generation of tooling developed that tries to integrate different IaaS providers (Azure/AWS/GCE/DigitalOcean) into one "infrastructure codebase". It's dubbed "Cloud Native" and it's ...
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Terraform Project Organization with AWS VPC Peering Connections

How best does one organize a project for AWS that makes use of peering connections. At present my folder structure looks like this modules/ staging/ production/ provisioning/ peering/ I'm also ...
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Tools for provisioning windows testing environment on Hyper-V

I'm looking for tools that would help our team create and manage environments for our internal testing and debugging. Each environment consists of single windows server and multiple windows clients. ...
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Why screen folder in /var/run disappears in Docker container after running Ansible playbook?

Files I've got the following Dockerfile: FROM ansible/ansible:ubuntu1604py3 ENV DEBIAN_FRONTEND noninteractive RUN pip3 install ansible RUN printf '[local]\r\nlocalhost ansible_python_interpreter="...
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Other tools to provision virtual machines

I've been using vagrant for provisioning virtual machines (Linux only) and so far I've been happy with it. The two things I dislike about it - the hardcoded dependency on the user vagrant as well as ...
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Actions Performed During FAI Repository Task Do Not Persist

Question My hook script for the repository task (see the list of FAI tasks) doesn't seem to be having an effect on the final state of installation. Why not? Is this the expected behavior? If so, why? ...
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Installing Packages from a 3rd Party Repository with FAI

Problem I want to install Docker CE on a Debian Stretch system using FAI (Fully Automated Installation). The official Docker documentation recommends that you install Docker using their package ...
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difference between packer and matchbox

I have this setup to standup a baremetal machine: Terraform-> Matchbox \-> Chef-> Docker My colleague has a setup to standup VMs in AWS: Terraform-> Packer-> Chef-> ...
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How to test VM provisioning script without provisioning

Currently I'm on a state that testing costs me money and a lot of time... Background: I'm deploying VMs at softlayer and using a post-deployment script(bash) that will install every software that I ...
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Deploying to VSphere with Packer and/or Terraform?

Scenario: Creating multiple VMs and deploying them to VSphere. Current development uses Packer and Ansible to provision a Fusion VM, with the aim of using Terraform to deploy to VSphere. Issue: I'...
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How should I store my environment variables?

This is a very broad question about methods and advice regarding environment variables / structure. But ultimately I'm looking for answers for the very specific question of 'How should I store my ...
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How to test provisioning and configuration in Ansible setup?

Looking at trying to build some resilience into our Ansible setup which deals with provisioning and configuration. I understand a few methods of testing on the configuration side of things but I'm ...