If you use FreeNAS, it's probably because you care about your data. Part of data security is ensuring the availability of your data. To that end, you need to ensure that said data is backed up. There are generally two reasonable ways to backup your data from FreeNAS. One, local backup (using ZFS replication), and two, cloud backup.
In this article we will look at what a reverse proxy is, as well as how to set one up on CentOS using Nginx.
In part two of this series, we will look at creating a playbook to deploy and configure Telegraf, the popular devops service for getting your system's metrics into a time series database, for use with tools like Grafana.
This Post will serve as an introduction to Ansible and give to you a taste of what it can do.
Ansible is a configuration management, application deployment, task automation, and IT orchestration tool. In short, it allows you to have a source of truth for your system's configuration, deploy system level and web level applications (from nginx, to your company's distributed high-availability web app), automate common, repetitive tasks, and do all of this in sequence to create a chain of events that can completely rebuild your infrastructure.