“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

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

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

MacOS, Beats and Graylog. Learning for better logging.

Background Until recently I've had to dump the entire syslog to the syslog server, now trying to  begin using Filebeat collector for macOS  and Graylog Elastic Beats Input Plugin which one can send a specific log or set of logs to a syslog server. How I was doing it: Edit the syslog conf at /etc/syslog.conf *.*    … Continue reading MacOS, Beats and Graylog. Learning for better logging.

Munkireport-PHP on Ubuntu 16.04 w/ SQL

Overview After deciding Docker wasn't a direction I wanted to head infrastructure wise I decided to pursue Ubuntu host... but I also wanted to update the infrastructure, so I decided to pursue an option like this: Ubuntu 16.o4 PHP 7 Non-local SQL I've cited him once and I'll do it again, Clayton Burlison has a great… Continue reading Munkireport-PHP on Ubuntu 16.04 w/ SQL

Munkireport-PHP on Docker

In my previous post I delved into getting a munki repo with ssl client-server cert protecting up and running on a docker host. You can read that here. So the next step I wanted to get up and running next to it was the great tool Munkireport-PHP.  More than likely if you are looking into docker as… Continue reading Munkireport-PHP on Docker