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Configuring Hosts using Ansible

You can use Ansible to configure managed hosts within orcharhino. For our up-to-date documentation, see Configuring Hosts using Ansible.

Ansible is an automation engine and configuration management tool. It works without client and daemon and solely relies on Python and SSH. Ansible consists of a control node, for example a notebook, a workstation, or a server and managed nodes, that is the hosts in its inventory. You can use Ansible to configure hosts similar to Puppet and Salt.

CentOS 8 alternatives

In December 2020, Red Hat announced a change in CentOS 8 product policy. In short, the Red Hat-sponsored CentOS 8 community will focus on CentOS Stream and phase out CentOS 8 Linux at the end of 2021. This started a broad discussion in the open source operating system community. Which CentOS 8 alternatives will you use?

Container Technology at IT-DLZ

At OSAD 2021, Matthias Kanzog from IT-DLZ Bayern gave an insight into the container technology used. “In order to be able to deploy applications faster and more flexibly in the future while ensuring data security, the IT DLZ decided to set up its own container operation.” This is Matthias’ answer to the “crucial question” about agility and flexibility in public authorities.

ATIX & the Open Source Community

Originally written for and published on the Foreman Community Blog From its inception, ATIX was conceived as a Linux and open-source company. In this context, we provide our customers with consulting, support, and training for various open source technologies including Foreman, Ansible, Salt, Puppet, Apache Kafka, Kubernetes, and other technologies to automate and run a […]

Smart proxies: What is it and why do I need it?

Smart proxies are network nodes, which take over certain tasks in other networks for the orcharhino. In the simplest case, hosts get their content directly from orcharhinoand use it as DNS and DHCP server.