Tennessee

Laura, the kids and I have made the decision to move from San Antonio, TX to Tennessee. Dandridge, TN to be exact. We’ll be moving “officially” in mid-June, once the kids are out of school for the year. It’s bittersweet. On the one hand, we are looking forward to the new adventure, but on the other hand I will miss my family tremendously.

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Apache Rewrite Testing with Molecule

Problem

I found myself with the task of not only adding some Apache rewrite/redirect rules to a site configuration, but also TESTING that the created rules had the expected results. These rules would be moving from Varnish to Apache HTTPD, and Varnish had provided us with varnishtest as a means of testing the rules that were in the Varnish configuration. To my knowledge, Apache’s httpd software does not provide anything similar.

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Filebeat Ansible Role

As discussed in my last post, one of my current assignments at work is to build a new ELK stack to provide logfile aggregation for a new group of servers that will be going online soon. (If you haven’t read that post, I would suggest reading it first.) Just as I created my javiergayala.kibana Ansible role for the project, I also created the javiergayala.filebeat Ansible role. I was able to create and publish the role using the knowledge that I had gained publishing the javiergayala. [Read More]

Kibana Ansible Role

One of my current assignments at work is to build a new ELK stack to provide logfile aggregation for a new group of servers that will be going online soon. We use it for aggregating the Apache access logs mainly, as well as the error logs from Drupal. Aggregating it with ELK allows our developers to quickly and easily review what is going on with the web servers in as near to real-time as possible. [Read More]

What a booger...

This morning while I was walking the dogs, I found some keys that someone had left behind at the mailbox cluster. I asked my mom to take them to the leasing office and turn them in once they opened for the day and was going to ask my newly-turned 5-year-old son, Rylan, to help her. I figured it would be an “adventure” for him. I was wrong… Me: Ry! I need help from a 5 year old and an old lady! [Read More]
Rylan