How to use Mattermost to create Microsoft Sharepoint sites and others

Categories: Mattermost

Some of my prospects have a fairly large Sharepoint implementation and usage. This is why some of them ask if it’s possible to run a task in Sharepoint or other tools from Mattermost. Because Mattermost supports so called WebSocket connections it’s fairly easy to integrate Mattermost events with different other tools. In a case the […]

Import Active-Directory users into Mattermost channels

Categories: Mattermost

Most of our Enterprise customers are using a directory service called: Active-Directory, provided by Microsoft. This directory service is often structured in logical groups of objects (computers, users, devices). Especially the users are also organized in organizational units (OUs) within the active directory. With having several thousand users, organized in this fashion, some of our […]

Terraform and Chef together | How to provision…

Categories: Terraform

With Hashicorp´s terraform it becomes really easy to provision virtual machines, templates on different providers (AWS, azure, Google, Kubernetes, etc.). When you now deploy your machines you need to configure, patch and manage them afterwards. This is were Chef has strengths. So teaming up terraform with Chef as so called provisioner makes perfect sense. In this […]

Where is an end-user portal for Chef? Chef+Scalr

Categories: Chef

When presenting Chef to prospects and customers the always ask: “Great, Chef automates every cloud application we want, but where can Business order the services and see it´s billing status? I mostly refer to 3rd party tools were we have integrations with, like VMware vRealize, ServiceNow etc. but this isn´t a portal-only approach. I did some research and looked […]

Deployment and update dependencies solved with Chef

Categories: Chef

One of the biggest questions when I present the Chef platform is: “How can we ensure that the database server is deployed/updated before the middleware and application server?” People see the concept of resources, recipes and cookbooks and tend to think in a per node view. In my past i´ve seen several solutions, like copy […]

Using Chef Compliance and the audit cookbook only – Part IV

Categories: Chef

Whilst you already saw the audit cookbook working with the Chef Server there is another way that was implemented by public demand. Some people have separated departments or just want to test their cookbooks against Chef Compliance using the audit cookbook without a Chef Server. When we have a look back on out .kitchen.yml file you […]

Windows infrastructure testing using Chef Compliance – Part III

Categories: Chef

Welcome to the last part of InSpec and Chef Compliance for Windows infrastructure testing. In this last article you will see how Chef Compliance adds value to your infrastructure and how to use your new shiny profile against your Windows machines. Let´s start with the easy thing: adding a node to compliance. Since the profile […]

Windows infrastructure testing using InSpec – Part I

Categories: Chef

While joining Chef a while ago I have learned a lot about testing your infrastructure code. One of the most important lessons was TDD (Test Driven Development) that loosely means: “write tests first”. At Chef we have something called InSpec to describe tests in a simple way while developing infrastructure and application deployment code (like […]

Going DevOps…

Categories: Uncategorized

Yes, a new exciting opportunity came around. And it´s one that matches to me like DevOps to KungFu… I joined Chef Software this Monday as a Solutions Architect! While Nutanix is an awesome product I was always focused on automation and finding solutions. When I decided to leave Nutanix and join Chef I thought about […]