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Quick Demo of Tags and Grouping for Automation Polices in Turbonomic 6.1

Tagging is a phenomenal way to identify your workloads.  This means VMs, containers, cloud instances, and pretty much every single layer of the application and virtualization/cloud stack.  I’m often asked how tagging comes into play with Turbonomic, so here is a really quick demo of how tagging is used to be able to do things like creating dynamic groups, policies …

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Using Touch ID on Macbook Pro for sudo Authentication

Full credit goes to Cabel Sasser (@cabel) on this one for sharing the original tip. I’m simply sharing it here and showing the process to prove the awesomeness of this capability. Pro MacBook Pro Tip: have a Touch Bar with Touch ID? If you edit /etc/pam.d/sudo and add the following line to the top… auth sufficient pam_tid.so …you can now …

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Setting up Turbonomic Action Notifications to Slack Channels

An interesting use-case that I’ve bumped into lately is where folks want to enable automation, but they also need to know when automated things happen. Email was the common platform for notifications, and still is, but there are many more organizations adoption Slack for day-to-day activity monitoring and building out interesting interactive ways to enable the ChatOps approach to IT …

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Got Logs? Get a PaperTrail: First thoughts

I stumbled upon Papertrail through a Twitter Ad (hey, those things work sometimes!) and figured that I should take a quick look. Given the amount of work I’ve been doing around compliance management and deployment of distributed systems, this seems like it may be an interesting fit. Luckily, they have a free tier as well which means it’s easy to …