Sandboxing Ansible – Part 1: Introduction

This is the first part in a series on building a playground for Ansible. At the highest level, Ansible is just a configuration management utility, or as they would say "an automation engine" that works across many different platforms. It's in the same category as Chef, Puppet, DSC, or SaltStack. Ansible in particular has been gaining … Continue reading Sandboxing Ansible – Part 1: Introduction

Testing the AudioCodes 7.2 release

AudioCodes recently released a new firmware version for the SBC line of products. Unlike previous upgrades, release 7.2 is a major change from a user experience standpoint. Things have not been simply re-arranged; this is a complete overhaul. This post is not about the changes in 7.2. Instead it's a 'quick' and dirty guide to getting up … Continue reading Testing the AudioCodes 7.2 release

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) – Setup and Troubleshooting

The Windows 10 anniversary update added some new features to Windows 10, including the much anticipated (maybe just by me) Windows Subsystem for Linux, or as all of the announcement articles said, "BASH for Windows". This is how to get rolling with WSL and how to troubleshoot the two most common problems. Setup Once you get … Continue reading Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) – Setup and Troubleshooting

‘Issue’ with PowerShell PackageManagement

The other day I had to reformat my computer. When I was thinking of all of the software that I needed to install, I had a great idea to try out this new PackageManagement PowerShell module I've heard so much about (formerly known as OneGet). I made my list of software which included things like … Continue reading ‘Issue’ with PowerShell PackageManagement