Ansible – Installing open-vm-tools

Ansible – Installing open-vm-tools Just sharing this out in case someone else may be looking for a way to install open-vm-tools for Ubuntu or CentOS and wants to ensure that only virtual machines get this package installed. Throw together a Continue reading

Ansible – Quick Inventory Gathering using loops

Ansible – Quick Inventory Gathering using loops I came across this today looking through the Ansible Google groups. The OP wanted something that would output something like below into separate files per inventory hostname. Linux ans-test-4 3.13.0-55-generic #92-Ubuntu SMP Sun Continue reading

Ansible – Zenoss 5 Core – Master

Ansible – Zenoss 5 Core – Master As it has been some time since actually putting something together to install Zenoss I figured I would set out to do just that using Ansible. As I began through this it seems Continue reading

Ansible – Highly Available ELK Stack

Ansible – Highly Available ELK Stack A little over a year ago I provided installation scripts along with this post to help setup a completely redundant ELK Stack. This post has definitely been one of my most popular posts that Continue reading

Quick Script to inject SSH Keys for hostnames and ip address

Quick Script to inject SSH Keys for hostnames and ip address While playing around with Rundeck I wanted to run some quick Ansible playbooks. I have not found a good way to integrate Ansible other than running local commands that actually run Continue reading

Ansible – Elasticsearch Curator Cron

Ansible – Elasticsearch Curator Cron Just wanted to put this together as I was finally just able to get this working with the newest version of curator. The syntax has changed quite a bit for defining jobs. Define your curator_max_keep_days Continue reading

Logstash – VCSA 6.0

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Logstash – VCSA 6.0 As I have begun upgrading portions of my lab to vSphere 6.x I came across the difference in parsing syslog messages from the new VCSA which was different than previous versions. I was basically getting grokparsefailure Continue reading