“Touchless” macOS deployment utilizing JAMF Connect and InstallApplications

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

Exploring Osquery, Kolide’s Fleet and Graylog for Endpoint Visibility

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

Munki, Gitlab & Git-LFS

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 – Nagios for your Pi

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

LinuxFest Northwest

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