SSH Password-less login

I decided to put this down on "paper" as I always forget get how to set this up (guess I don't do enough). The following provides you with instructions on how to logon to your servers with out needing to enter your password every time, instead it will…

Cisco blog

I've finally got a blog post published (will be a series of when I'm finished) on another site. I needed to create one that was far less technical than the posts you tend to find here. This was surprisingly challenging for me as I needed to approach it from a…

.dotfiles

I was explaining my terminal configuration the other day to a colleague so decided to document what I have done. History I have been using Linux (Unix back in the day) for many years and for the last couple of years my primary work machine has been a Mac (Mac…

Using Docker, the 1st steps ...

While this is my 1st post on this site about Docker, and I'm sure ill write an introduction at some stage, I assume you are aware of the concepts as I have jumped straight into the CLI of Docker. The main reason for this is to; Help digest the content…

Intercloud Fabric API

I will do a write up on Intercloud Fabric (ICF) in the near future however as I was playing with the API I thought I would detail those first. The ICF API works very much in the same way as the UCS Director API currently works (not surprising as the…

"Resistance is Futile"

Over the last year one of my main focuses has been around data centre automation and over this time I have found more and more customers either looking or actually embracing automation. This is great news as I have always seen the great value in this (maybe the lazy side…

UCS Director - MSP Mode

So what does MSP/Service Provider feature (Managed Service Provider) give me with UCS Director, I've see the option when I am in the system configuration (Administration->System->Service Provider Features) section? To enable you click the box and you then get the option of what to call…

UCS Director - SSH Task

If you have a legacy device you want to manage via UCS Director that doesn't have any richer way (API etc.) to be interacted with or an out of the box task commands can be issues via SSH. These can be used as a quick solution rather than going down…

UCS Director - Custom Task

The platform is built on Javascript (Cloupia is based on Javascript Rhino – a server side language that is a mixture of Java and Javascript). Rhino : JavaScript Library For Java Rhino is an open-source implementation of JavaScript written entirely in Java. It is typically embedded into Java applications to provide scripting…