Paul Dugas

PXE & Kickstart

I’ll need a repeatable VM build process for an upcoming project so I’ve setup a PXE boot environment and Kickstart scripts.    I’m using my AD domain controllers, FreeNAS filer,  and Citrix XenServer host.  The goal is automate building CentOS 7 VMs.

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XenServer API from Perl

I’m adding a plugin to my monitoring package for checking various resources on XenServer but Citrix doesn’t provide a nifty Perl wrapper for their XenAPI.  Didn’t find much online when digging but was able to piece together a solution.  Pretty simple. use Frontier::Client; my $host = ‘xen’; # hostname or address my $user = ‘root’; # login name my $pass = ‘secret’; # password # […]

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perl-Dugas 0.1 Released

I’ve done some cleanup of my package of Perl modules at https://github.com/pdugas/perl-Dugas.  Release 0.1 takes what I’ve had there for some time and adds support for packaging on RPM platforms.

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Asterisk RPM

I need to build a new Asterisk PBX for PRA to add support for their new dual-WAN setup since the old version they’re running doesn’t understand being behind multiple NAT’d external IPs.  Decided to start pushing my RPM specs up to a repository at GitHub. See https://github.com/pdugas/rpms/tree/master/asterisk for details.

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WordPress vs Reverse Proxy

The new website runs WordPress on a LAMP VM on my DMZ network and is exposed using the reverse proxy functions in my Sophos UTM firewall. Being behind the proxy required some changes.

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New Site

I’m back in the consulting business after deciding to resign my position with Serco late last year so I’m firing up my personal website again.  We’ll see how it goes…

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