Enterprise Linux How-To Guides

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and I feel it’s time to be more active.

Over the next few months I’m going to provide a set of basic articles on setting up a basic enterprise Linux environment. The FOSS world includes a huge amount of extremely capable solutions and those on a shoestring budget can now access the tools to establish a basic enterprise computing environment without the cost or lock-in associated with traditional enterprise software.

This tutorial series will include the following components:

  • FreeIPA Server (directory services)
  • Foreman/Katello (host deployment and lifecycle management)
  • Puppet (configuration management)
  • Icinga2 and Grafana (monitoring)

This is all based on a collection of knowledge I’ve put together over a long time. I’m only touching on the basics and they will likely require some adaptation to suit your own environment and needs, but hopefully this is a good starting point for those new to these products and who find the scattered plethora online documentation a little confusing.