Welcome to a new season of our SysAdvent Blog!

This december, the staff at Redpill Linpro runs an advent calendar with sysadmin-related content!

Our season two of the SysAdvent Calendar kicked off, as expected, on December 1st.

As with the original sysadvent blog, the article contents this year will be a bit longer compared to last year, ranging from ONIE switches through S3 website buckets to Vagrant usage.

Head on over to the sysadvent calendar for the articles!

Lars Olafsen

Operations Manager at Redpill Linpro

Lars has been in the IT business for around two decades now, working initially both as a developer and systems administrator. He's been with Redpill Linpro for 9 years, and in addition to being one of our operations managers, he still gets the time to solder together pieces of code.

Ansible/AWX network performance investigation

When we introduced the network configuration using Ansible and AWX at a customer, we gradually extended the configuration scope. Over time, more and more configuration got added into the configuration pool and this lead to longer and longer run-times for the playbooks.

While the job-execution got really simple by using AWX instead of the plain CLI method for Ansible, the time to finish drew heavily on that benefit.

A complete job-run over the network infrastructure took at least ... [continue reading]

FOSDEM 2020

Published on March 19, 2020

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) for AWS CLI

Published on February 18, 2020