Posts By: jonny

Reboot Linux Server

On a server where normal reboot commands such as ‘shutdown -r now’ are not working and if you don’t have access to an iDrac or similar the following worked: echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq echo b > /proc/sysrq-trigger

Accessing iDRAC 6 with IE Compatibility Mode

Had difficulty accessing an old iDRAC 6 interface with a more recent release of a web browser. Some of the drac interface shows but you get 404 error messages. The solution was accessing it via the compatability mode on IE: Then add the address of the iDRAC interface:

Bash to Python – Playing with CSV

In the past I have been too willing to use bash scripts for grepping and awking CSV files. The code snippet below is a starter for doing similar with python and while far from perfect, demonstrates calling another system command and manipulating strings:

Laravel Passport Oauth

With a basic CRUD Laravel app containing API routes I wanted to protect the API behind Oauth. So I followed the instructions on the Laravel documentation and a great video by Andre Madarang on Youtube. After following the steps of requiring passport in composer, migrating and adding the routes I was testing the oauth endpoints… Read more »

Rename Files with Python

Simple wee python script for renaming files in a directory. I had a bunch of mp4 files that had a reference code at the end rather than the front so renaming to put the reference code at the front would keep them in order e.g. myfile-m6-03.mp4 to become 6-03-myfile-m6-03.mp4 #!/usr/bin/env python from os import rename… Read more »

Offline PluralSight Videos

I wanted to watch a PluralSight course while on a flight without internet access. This might well be against the PluralSight terms and conditions so I don’t recommend doing this. I used a recent version of youtube-dl and used a recent version of python via conda: conda create -n python37 python=3.7 anaconda conda env listconda… Read more »

Installing Vault with Zookeeper

Hashicorp Vault supports several backends for secret storage. I was creating a test Vault to play with PKI certificate generation and started with installing Zookeeper After download the Vault binary and extracting it to /usr/local/sbin/vault, I created a config file at /etc/vault/config.hcl vi /etc/vault/config.hcl storage “zookeeper” { address = “” path = “vault/” }listener “tcp”… Read more »

Terraform with VMWare

I didn’t find much in the way of examples online for using Terraform against VMWare. So here is the .tf config that worked for me: provider “vsphere” { user = “jonny@dev” password = “CHANGEME!” vsphere_server = “” allow_unverified_ssl = true }data “vsphere_datacenter” “dc” { name = “ESX Lab” }data “vsphere_datastore” “datastore” { name = “netapp002-svm001-vmaggr01-datastore001″… Read more »