Impressions of #AnsibleFest London 2016

The #AnsibleFest was taking place today in London, and I was luckily able to attend. This post shares some impressions from the event, together with interesting announcements and stories. Preface The #AnsibleFest London 2016 took place near the O2 Arena and lasted the entire day. The main highlight of the conference was the network automation … Continue reading Impressions of #AnsibleFest London 2016

So you think offline systems need no updates?

Often customers run offline systems and claim that such machines do not need updates since they are offline. But this is a fallacy: updates do not only close security holes but also deliver bug fixes – and they can be crucial. Background Recently a customer approached me with questions regarding an upgrade of a server. … Continue reading So you think offline systems need no updates?

[Howto] ownCloud auto setup including LDAP

The self hosting file sharing solution ownCloud is becoming increasingly popular, even in companies you regularly come across installations. To make auto setup of ownCloud easier the following howto shows the steps to automatically connect it to a LDAP server. File exchange services like Dropbox or Google Drive offer a neat and quick way to … Continue reading [Howto] ownCloud auto setup including LDAP