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We are Entering a Future of Bipartisan IT

Yes, that is bipartisan, not bimodal. For some reason I have always been torn on the term bimodal IT. Gartner has been using this term heavily in the last 12-18 months, and we can see that it has obviously been resonating. Bimodal IT is defined as follows: (source: screenshot from Google.com search) I fought the term for a long time …

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Clean up Exited Docker Containers With Docker PS, AWK, and Grep

As we start to mess around more with Docker, one of the things that I have to do regularly is to purge out the containers that are exited and unused. I will put the disclaimer here that this is a way to remove ALL exited containers. In other words, any container that is not running in detached mode will be …

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Rancher Part 2:  Adding a Docker Host to Rancher

Now that we’ve gotten Rancher up and running from our first post, it’s time to take the next steps and configure our first host. We are going to run Rancher pointing to the same host that we are running Rancher on. That may seem like some sort of Docker inception thing, and definitely not the recommended way to run in …

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Rancher Part 1:  Installing Rancher and Setting Access Control

If you’re looking towards running Docker, and want a good way to use it with orchestration and a nifty UI, then a great place to get started is by using Rancher. For those who aren’t already familiar, Rancher and RancherOS are two very cool projects that allow a thin OS to easily spin up and run docker containers, and Rancher …