Create your own NGINX container image

Overview For this post, I will not be walking you through the installation of the linux VM but will start with configuring it with the tools needed to build a container image. I will be using VMware's Photon OS, but you can use any linux distribution you prefer. The steps will be similar. If you want to follow along with me on Photon OS, please download the latest version of VMware's Photon OS from github: Photon OS Configure your Linux VM Open the console and log on as root. The default password is changeme. You will be asked to immediately change the default password. Please do so. The first thing you will need to do is set a static IP address for this VM. The network configuration file is located in the /etc/systemd/network directory. By default the configration files is setup for DHCP, let's change that to a static IP address. To change...
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Infrastructure as Code, is it important?

Yes, and everyone should be doing it As a sysadmin, infrastructure as code simplifies many aspects of your daily job. As the saying goes, if you repeat any task frequently you should automate it. And that is essentially what IaC does for sysadmins. Automates the initial configuration, deployment, patch management and configuration drift of your servers and/or infrastructure. There are lots of different tools to do this, which I will briefly touch on later in this blog post. Before diving into the tools and tech around IaC, let me answer a few questions. Why are companies going to the cloud? As we start a new century, the mandate to go to the cloud will be getting stronger, if not a requirement. There are a lot of advantages for doing this. Get out of the data center business. Focus on business growth.Agility and flexible growth. You no longer need to buy extra capacity, grow as you need.Cost...
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