Tag: Devops

Deploying Rancheros on Vultr Instances

One of things I’ve been playing with of late is a Docker container orchestration system called Rancher. I’ve been very excited to discover the features and capabilities the developers have created and despite being quite new it’s extremely well polished - for the most part it just works. One of the projects they’d developed alongside their software is an operating system called RancherOS. It’s a light weight linux installation that runs it’s userspace entirely from within containers; the init process is docker itself.

Ansible deployment of DNS zone files

I’ve recently started to refactor my server configuration1. It’s always been built with Ansible but it was one of the first things I ever did using that and I was fairly certain that every way I could have been doing it wrong I was.

Why do my sockets keep disappearing?

I’m working on getting my froxlor instance setup with PHP5-FPM and Nginx and was encountering an issue whereupon reboot the PHP functionality would be broken. Looking in syslog would give me about 30 lines of PHP5-FPM failing to start and then giving up. Looking in /var/log/php5-fpm.log would tell me nothing useful other then the configtest passed.