How to Enable SSH as the transport for Cisco IOS devices

Note this is an old post I moved from an old blog.  It seemed a shame to let the post die as some people may find it useful on older IOS devices. Introduction If you administer networks or unix based servers it most likely won’t have escaped your attention that the commonly used remote admin […]

Building AWS EC2 instances with Puppet Enterprise

Building aws ec2 with puppet Puppet Enterprise has a useful system called Cloud provisioner which will manage the creation, deletion and puppet classification of virtual machines or “instances”.  This cloud provisioner system supports three well known virtualization / cloud systems;  Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine and VMware.  This document is going to cover the […]

Build a Base Box for Vagrant and Puppet deployment

Introduction If you want to create your own Vagrant Base Box using an Oracle Virtualbox as the vagrant provider, you can and it is fairly straight forward. I have detailed the steps in this post. I am using Windows 7 as my “host” operating system on my laptop and I am going to build a […]

Simple configuration of a two host ElasticSearch Cluster

Introduction The following article describes the process of setting up a simple two host elastic search cluster using the unicast discovery method. Pre-Requisites This assumes you have installed two Elastic Search hosts built and you would like to configure them to work together in a simple elastic cluster. Proposed Scenario For the purposes of this […]

Setup CouchBase and Elastic Search on Centos 6.x Hosts

Introduction Couchbase can replicate its documents to the Solr based Elastic Search service. This enables you to perform full text searches against documents that are in your Couchbase cluster. If you are reading this then I will assume you already know why this might be useful and won’t go any further on the subject. I […]

Install the Couchbase PHP Client Connector for Centos 6.4

Introduction If you need to connect to a Couchbase server using PHP you will need the PHP connector client. Now following the instructions here will get you some of the way but not all of it! This guide does assume you have apache (httpd) and php installed as it relies on the php module and […]