Tag: Sysadmin

Simple update and clone an Amazon EC2 EBS Boot image

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Introduction Well there is already an update to Chef’s Ohai library. At first I thought, “Oh no, I have to generate another EC2 image”. But then I remember reading that you can update and clone a running EBS…

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Using the Official Opscode 0.8.x Gems to build EC2 AMI Chef Client and Server

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Updates Mar 3, 2010 Added call to script ec2-set-defaults that is normally called on ec2 init that sets the locale and apt sources for EC availability Zone Introduction Opscode has officially released 0.8.x of Chef. It is now…

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Creating an Amazon EC2 AMI for Opscode Chef 0.8 Client and Server

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Changes Since Original 1/13/10: Fix various minor inaccuracies and improved description on how to set up the chef-server. Also removed nanite as a requirement (its no longer used) 1/17/10: Add the requirement to build and install mixlib-authentication for…

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Experience installing Hbase 0.20.0 Cluster on Ubuntu 9.04 and EC2

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NOTE (Sep 7 2009): Updated info on need to use Amazon Private DNS Names and clarified the need for the masters, slaves and regionservers files. Also updated to use HBase 0.20.0 Release Candidate 3 Introduction As someone who…

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HOWTO: Install iClassify on Ubuntu and Mac OS X Leopard

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Update: The folks who developed iClassify have come out with a total framework that is an alternative to iClassify/Puppet called opscode-chef. I will be looking into that soon and not do anymore work with iClassify (unless Chef turns…

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Hadoop, HDFS and Hbase on Ubuntu & Macintosh Leopard

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UPDATE: This has been replaced by a newer post Experience installing Hbase 0.20.0 Cluster on Ubuntu 9.04 and EC2 . I found that using the pre-built distributions of Hadoop and HBase much better than trying to build from…

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