As the title suggests, I have been thinking about setting up a Nutanix cluster at my house for testing purposes. You may wonder why I am wanting to go with Nutanix over other available solutions. My reasoning is simple, we use Nutanix at my place of work, so it makes the most sense for me to run Nutanix in my lab.
The first hurdle in this project is of course hardware. I need something capable of running Nutanix. Since this will reside in my living spaces, it needs to be small, quiet, and I don’t want it to double as a heater. It’s plenty hot in Las Vegas already.
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Being a new blog in the realm of tech, I figure it would make sense to write some articles about what it took to set up this site. While certainly not necessary for your average blog, I found myself with a GoDaddy coupon and an opportunity to get a cert on the cheap, so I figured why not add that “fancy green lock” to this site. Continue reading “Fancy Green Locks – NGINX and Certificates”
Installing Chef: Intro
I know what you’re thinking right now. “Dude, I read the getting started on the Chef Docs page, and they said to install the ChefDK, in fact that’s all you need. What an IDIOT”
Calm down, that’s half right. Another thing Chef is, is many things to different people. Chef seems as though it was developed mainly with DevOps in mind and that’s not a bad thing. With that being said it’s initial purpose seems, as far as the ChefDK is concerned, is to be used to easily stand up and stand down a small gathering of servers in order to run an app. If that’s your only purpose the ChefDK might be all you need. But we’re not only managing a cluster of web front ends and a database here, we have a complete datacenter to tackle.
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