@Cryoclaire Lol. It's my rack in my homelab. Just me and the wife have access. We did recently get a shipment of CAT7 cables and cable ties, so your timing is oddly bang-on.....

@Cryoclaire

Saw this on tumblr, came to masto to reply.

There is a very high likelihood this image is being put into the back if my server rack today. Thankyou for that!

@Gina

It looks that way! Would you be willing to share the ansible role that you used to set it up? Important variables redacted, ofc.

@Gina

Well, there were some config variables not exposed by ansible, so I'll have to add those in later. I had to change those manually. Also, some config options just don't work, but to test I need to keep restoring a VM snapshot.

But......

I have simulated a three-way call with a lan-connected laptop and two mobile phones off-network. Great success!

I did have issues with an external laptop, but without more people to test, it may be an outlier. More on this later, when I get my dad to help me test it out.

@Gina

Ubuntu template: created
Jitsi ansible role: shamelessly stolen

Is Jitsi running?

I don't know. It's 00:45 here, and the wife is asleep. I'll be able to test it in the morning though! It looks to be resolving correctly, but the true test is 3+ people in the same lobby.

Do you know those video games where you walk around with a little lantern and slowly parts of the map start to light up until you get a sense of where you are? That's what it feels like being a selftaught #sysadmin. Except the map is never ending and sometimes randomly leads you into a ravine.

#sysadminlife #impostersyndrom

Today I cooked a metric fuckton of biryani, which has now gone into our freezer. Tomorrow, I bake more bread!

It has been a very meal-prep couple of weeks, but it let's me try out lots of new recipes!

@Gina

So, I've successfully got a decent CentOS 8 template. I can also carry out VM customisation via VSphere on deployment.

I have an ansible host, with my scripts available on an internal got repo.

I have now looked at the existing installs of Jitsi, and have come across the fact that they only support debian-based OSes.

Tomorrows job: Create an Ubuntu install that can be templated and customised. Proceed to create VM and attempt installation of Jitsi.

@Gina
Unfortunately I've hit the age-old issue of a homelab.
I don't have a VM template ready to go, so rather than set up a brand new VM (AGAIN), I'm looking into the proper method of VM templating.

I must learn this and get it working before I can deploy a Jitsi VM. So now, I'm getting ready to create a CentOS template VM, pre-install the required keys for ansible, create a template from it, then set up the deployment capability within VSphere.

THEN I can start looking at getting Jitsi deployed.

The only issue then, is that I need somewhere to store and version-control my ansible scripts, so I'm going to need to set up the correct git infrastructure for it before I start slinging playbooks all Willy-Nilly.

Whitespashe.uk is now running on Mastodon Master branch, as the v3.1.2 release can't be built due to a dependency being yanked.

We're bleeding edge guys!

@Gina
I'm converting a room into a home-office whilst my wife works from home at our living room table.

I'll also be trying to deploy a Jitsi VM with ansible so that our family can chat whilst separated.

@Gina @mike

I can happily say, they did, but only for a short while!

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twinki

I am a Twinkie demon and should never be allowed the opportunity to eat more than one at a time.

"If we view ourselves as besieged victims who need to go into hiding, then we will cultivate fear and hoarding. If we view ourselves as a community working hard to protect the most vulnerable among us, then we will cultivate courage and helping. Mindset matters."

(twitter screenshot)

Amazing how much fun you can have with a dice and some paper

Whitespashe will be going down for a while, due to a new hypervisor being installed!

Currently sitting through the amazon training whilst I have ongoing projects I should be working on. Gotta love some employer-mandated training. 😫

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