Workaround for failed NFS mounts within Debian FAI and Dracut

Yesterday I struggled with installing new VMs with Debian FAI. As it turned out, both Dracut and the FAI tools failed to mount the NFS exports from the FAI server with NFS, proto=UDP. This happened over night and no apparent reason was found (all NFS deamons, rpc-tools etc. were running on the NFS server), not […]... Read More

Performing simple Backups with Cfengine 3

Today I noticed that it might be useful to backup some folders on one of my VMs from time to time. At first I thought about creating a new cron job, but then I noticed that Cfengine 3 is running on that VM. So – why not letting Cfengine 3 do all the work? Writing […]... Read More

Mounting NFS-Shares with Puppet

Welcome to the next part of my little blog entry series about comparing Cfengine 3 with Puppet. In this issue, we will write a Puppet manifest for mounting a NFS share. You can compare it directly to the Cfengine 3 code snippet if you click here. Writing the Puppet code snippet for mounting a NFS […]... Read More

Mounting NFS-Shares with Cfengine 3

One often used service is NFS. The ability of mounting a file system over the network is very handy and even I use it regularly in my projects. Now imagine a scenario where you manage the configuration of your servers with Cfengine 3 and you have a central file server with NFS running on it. […]... Read More