Ansible – Setting up an Ansible Control Machine – Part-1

Ansible – Setting up an Ansible Control Machine – Part-1 In this post we will be setting up an Ansible Control Machine to execute our Ansible tasks from. This server will not have writable access to our Git repos so Continue reading

Migrating VMs from PF9 KVM to ESXi

Migrating VMs from PF9 KVM to ESXi I have been doing some testing over the past few months of Platform9 running on top of KVM and I have to admit that it has been a very good experience. However because Continue reading

Ansible – Clean Formatted Playbooks

Ansible – Clean Formatted Playbooks While going through and doing some cleanup to various different roles and playbooks in my Ansible collection I wanted to share what I feel is good clean formatting. This will of course not be for Continue reading

Ansible – Debian Based Gotchas – Part-1

Ansible – Debian Based Gotchas – Part-1 As I am currently running through some Docker setups between Debian Jessie and Ubuntu Trusty using Ansible I ran into a few gotchas. Now I would have assumed that everything SHOULD be identical but Continue reading

Ansible – Discover and Backup PowerDNS Zones/Records

Ansible – Discover and Backup PowerDNS Zones/Records While working on a solution that requires PowerDNS, I have come to a point in which I would like to include backup and recovery options for this solution. So I figured I would share these Continue reading

Ansible – Using Ansible on Windows via Cygwin

Ansible – Using Ansible on Windows via Cygwin As I continue down the Ansible journey to automate all things it is apparent that Windows is a second class citizen in some regards. I had a need to run Ansible from Continue reading

Packer – Vagrant – Ansible – Windows (WinRMTransport Error)

Packer – Vagrant – Ansible – Windows While doing some Packer builds for Windows Server 2012 R2 to be used with Vagrant in order to do some Ansible learning I stumbled across this issue. ansible-playbook -i hosts playbook.yml PLAY [windows] Continue reading

Hey, I can DevOPS my Network too! – Manual-configured OSPF (Part 5)

Hey, I can DevOPS my Network too! – Manual-configured OSPF (Part 5) In the previous post we setup our OSPF routing topology auto-configured using Ansible. Which works really nice when we already know what our variable definitions are and the Continue reading

Hey, I can DevOPS my Network too! – Auto-configured OSPF (Part 4)

Hey, I can DevOPS my Network too! – Auto-configured OSPF (Part 4) In the last post we spun up (Vagrant Up) our environment. So at this point we are ready to start exploring and seeing how easy it is to bring up Continue reading

Hey, I can DevOPS my Network too! – Vagrant Up (Part 3)

Hey, I can DevOPS my Network too! – Vagrant Up (Part 3) In the last post we defined our nodes to spin up with Vagrant which will be used from here on out during our series. In this post we Continue reading