Gavin W. Burris on 27 Aug 2015 11:11:57 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Automatic provisioning of highly secure linux environments

Another option for you, Paul...

Use Packer to build a minimal OS image.  Then use Ansible to configure from there.

This works for VMs, cloud instances, and bare metal.  I'm a RHEL/CentOS fan, so everything starts with a kickstart. 

Example for minimal CentOS 7 here:


On Thu 08/27/15 10:58AM -0400, Paul Walker wrote:
> This is a pretty broad question, but there's a lot of talent on this list
> that I'd like to hear from..
> Assuming that I need to set up an arbitrary number of server environments
> for serving web applications and would like to create a repeatable
> (scripted), highly secure process for doing so, I'm curious what people's
> go-to tools are and especially:
>  • is anyone using 3rd-party / paid services that they are happy with that
> include system provisioning, monitoring, firewalls and other strong
> security measures
> • what software / frameworks do people use for deployment / provisioning /
> monitoring and security
> Any thoughts / feelings are greatly appreciated..
> Paul

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