I am excited to announce that I have accepted a Client Platform Engineer position at Slack . My family will be relocating to Denver CO at the end of January. We are deeply saddened to leave the Pacific Northwest, Bellingham, and the incredible community here, the #Cascadia Macadmins community, and the Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great… Continue reading Ch… ch… changes
With multifactor too! This post will take a high level view of using and MDM (SimpleMDM), JAMF Connect and InstallApplications for "touchless" deployment of macOS. This deployment method uses Munki as the primary tool for package management, and has been in place since the "NoMAD Days." Big assumptions. You are familiar with MDM and the… Continue reading “Touchless” macOS deployment utilizing JAMF Connect and InstallApplications
Aside from a few technical difficulties, it was always a pleasure to present March of this year at LinuxFest Northwest in Bellingham. If you are around, or can make it to Bellingham for a weekend this conference is worth your time!
Why? Desire for fleet visibility Visibility on both clients and hosts Ability to be alerted if something changes, but not necessarily enforce There's one of me Easy to stand up Easy to maintain Automation As much as I wish I had time to "dev" it- I just need it to work. This stack There's a… Continue reading Exploring Osquery, Kolide’s Fleet and Graylog for Endpoint Visibility
NOTE: This is not a HOW TO, more of a rant, the how to that may or may not come later. This is written from the perspective of someone who manages (for the most part) their infrastructure from end to end, vm config, service management, monitoring and patching. When it comes to scale, and complexity… Continue reading Munki, Gitlab & Git-LFS
NEMS or Nagios Enterprise Monitoring Server developed by Robbie Ferguson is a modernized version of NagiosPi. NEMS is a modern pre-configured, customized and ready-to-deploy Nagios Core image designed to run on the Raspberry Pi 3 micro computer. At its core it is a lightweight Debian Stretch deployment optimized for performance, reliability and ease of use. I had used FAN (Fully… Continue reading NEMS – Nagios for your Pi
I am super excited to announce be presenting at LinuxFest Northwest May 6th on "Managing macOS, without macOS(almost)" you can read more about the session here. LinuxFest Northwest is an annual OpenSource event held at Bellingham Technical College. What is LinuxFest Northwest? LFNW features presentations and Exhibits on various F/OSS topics, as well as Linux distributions and… Continue reading LinuxFest Northwest