Puppet & Satellite part 2 , Server side facts!

So today, I am talking about server-side facts. These are facts a client can not and does not gather by itself. They are defined on the puppet server , which is usually the Satellite server running Foreman as well. Unfortunately, Puppet within satellite does not allow the creation of server-side facts easily. You can set… Continue reading Puppet & Satellite part 2 , Server side facts!

RHEL Satellite access

Today I am going to talk about (remote) access with satellite. Apparently, there are a few things that you must know in order to get stuff working correctly. First of all: Red Hat Identity Manager Satellite coupling for user accounts. When you create the coupling as an external LDAP source in satellite, by default users… Continue reading RHEL Satellite access

Firewall rules incomplete when using Autodiscovery with RHEL Satellite 6.1

There are some things not yet in the RedHat manual concerning implementing discovered hosts provisioning through use of the discovery image in Red Hat Satellite Server. First of all, the FDI is also running a very limited foreman-proxy server, so to get full functionality you also need to open port 8443 on the subnet where… Continue reading Firewall rules incomplete when using Autodiscovery with RHEL Satellite 6.1

Highlight function with grep

It’s been a while since I have been blogging, so I will have to start fresh. I recently came across this gem which defines a bash function named “highlight” which will highlight the first argument in all subsequent files. if only 1 argument is given, it expects console input for highlighting. /usr/local/bin/highlight #!/bin/bash highlight() {… Continue reading Highlight function with grep

Default LANG and Locale on a Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) host.

I had a strange configuration on RHEL causing screen/cygwin/dialog/ncurses to interact badly with eachother. My situation: I have cygwin on my laptop installed. I am using it to connect to a RHEL 5 host , there I start screen and then use an ncurses application like dialog or midnight commander. What happens: The system is… Continue reading Default LANG and Locale on a Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) host.