This must, by now, be my fifth or sixth attempt at a blog. As per usual, I'll tell myself that I'll do better this time, and I'll write regularly, and post when I find solutions to interesting problems.
Whatever, hopefully I'll at least manage to keep some useful content here.
To set the scene for some of the material I'll be blogging about anyway:
In my spare time, I indulge in a number of hobbies:
Not much to say here. If you like playing (EU West!), then poke me. Maybe I'll play a match or two with you - I'm not very good...
There's a lot of fun technical stuff that goes on here. We've got:
ernie: webserver and database server. Stores ticketing info.
avantgarde: acts as a bridge between our automation and the outside world
This is fun. I manage:
onyx: an ESXi install, with a bunch of different OSs on it.
cog: CentOS. On
onyx. Runs our directory server - we use FreeIPA.
gears: Debian. On
onyx, bound to
cog. This is the storage VM, running home directories, media storage for Rivendell. Supports NFS, AFP (netatalk) and SMB (Samba), as well as SFTP, if you have shell access rights.
galen: Debian. On
onyx. Media group webserver. Runs some websites.
hubs: OS X Server. Mostly around for Profile Manager and Apple Remote Desktop.
icr-firestar: Debian. Runs the ICRadio website.
icr-optimus: CentOS. Central server for the Rivendell radio broadcast system we use.
stoic-blackadder: Debian. Used for ICTV's playout system.
stoic-dexter: Debian. Also used for various internal bits of ICTV.
stoic-hannibal: Windows, used for live video production, running CasparCG
nucleus: OS X Server (again). This is a Mac Mini.
as well as a bunch of Mac clients of varying vintages:
...some Mac Minis used for live production purposes:
...some Apple TVs:
There's quite a bit here, and all the Mac clients are bound to
cog for directory purposes, and to
hubs for Profile Management (and Munki).