Building a Puppetmaster with Docker

This is based on the README I wrote for the macadmins/puppetmaster image. Puppet is an industrial-strength cross-platform configuration management engine. Though you’ll find lots of existing Puppetmaster images on the Docker registry, this one will serve as the baseline for other expanded uses of Puppet – such as using it […]

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Running Munki in Docker

In the previous post, I built a container that serves static files at http://munki/repo using Nginx. Now that we have build the Docker image, let’s put it to use. Data Containers We’re going to hook up the Munki image to a data-only container. Data-only containers are a way of keeping […]

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Building Munki with Docker

Munki is an incredible tool for Mac software deployment, and the setup process is fairly straightfoward – configure a web server, create your repo, run the tools to populate it with software, and configure clients. It’s the “configure a web server” aspect that may give some pause, as setting up […]

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When Yosemite has Fallen, and it Can’t Get Up

When Yosemite has Fallen, and it Can’t Get Up

UPDATE January 20, 2015 – Some are reporting an opendirectoryd-related fix, featuring the very cool-looking darwinup. Let’s hope it makes it into .2, and we’re not all chomping at the bit for 10.10.3! People are noticing a symptom, branded LoginLockout (credit @andrewrose), where Yosemite seemingly freezes during startup. The keyboard shows […]

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Git-Fat Intro Part Two – Setup and Migration

Git-Fat Intro Part Two – Setup and Migration

In our last installment, we introduced a solution for syncing large or already compressed files around without strictly commit’ing them to git proper when collaborating on a munki repo. This was by leveraging the git-fat add-on/script, which only relies on python(2.7) and rsync. Let’s talk about how, if you followed […]

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Introduction to Git-Fat for Munki

Introduction to Git-Fat for Munki

Do you work on munki with a team of folks (meaning more than one)? You probably wish you could use MunkiAdmin for everything, but mounting the munki repo over the network may be a poor experience as things grow very large, and as the server world is mostly *nix (if you’re […]

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Sydney Mac Admins November Meet Up

To All Sydney Mac (and iOS) Admins, Our next Meeting is scheduled for Thursday 20th of November. We have a booking at 6pm at Hart’s Pub, Corner of Essex & Gloucester St, The Rocks. Any one who has an interest in managing OS X or iOS is very welcome to […]

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VMware ESXi 5.5 on the Mac Pro (2013)

VMware ESXi 5.5 on the Mac Pro (2013)

Five years ago, it was not uncommon to see many cabinets full of Xserves fulfilling serving roles in the enterprise.  Today those servers are on their last legs and warrant replacement by modern hardware and software design. Luckily there isn’t much of a need of OS X Server by IT […]

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Sydney Mac Admins October Meet Up

To All Sydney Mac (and iOS) Admins, Our next Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 29th of October. We have a booking at 6pm at Hart’s Pub, Corner of Essex & Gloucester St, The Rocks. Any one who has an interest in managing OS X or iOS is very welcome to […]

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Off-Season Episode, Live from the Penn State Mac Admins Conference

Interrupting the offseason, here’s a discussion we recorded between Tim Perfitt and Dave Test, live at the 2014 Penn State Mac Admins Conference. Tim gives a little background about how iBeacon and Passbook were utilized at the conference, and Dave talks about the integration between them and the impossible-to-pronounce sched.org. Hope this […]

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