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Ansible

Using ARA Records Ansible Within Projects

2 minute read

While exploring some options to provide a level of reporting capabilities as part of a project I figured using ARA would be an awesome idea. My goal was to p...

Ansible - Raspberry Pi Kubernetes Cluster

less than 1 minute read

Recently I started working on a little project which involved building a Kubernetes cluster using Raspberry Pi’s. I published this project on GitHub under an...

Ansible - Older Than N-Days Epoch

3 minute read

I recently had a scenario in which I needed to determine if a device’s last check-in time had been longer than 30 days. The real fun with this is that the re...

Ansible - IP Sets and DShield Block List

11 minute read

In this post, we are going to look into how we can leverage Ansible to manage a Linux firewall using ipset along with a DShield block list. Now, why would we...

Ansible - MAAS Management

1 minute read

Several months back I was working quite a bit with MAAS and needed a way to fully automate not only the MAAS deployment but also the management of VMs. In th...

Ansible 2.3.1 - sshpass Error

2 minute read

As you may or may not be aware, Ansible 2.3.1.0 was recently released. After installing Ansible 2.3.1.0 in my Python virtual environment I immediately ran in...

Ansible - SSH Known Host Keys

less than 1 minute read

I wanted to throw this together mainly for my own reference but maybe it will help someone else as well. I had a need to add every host’s ssh keys to every h...

Docker - Ansible - ELK Stack

7 minute read

In this post we will be going over setting up a quick and easy way to standup ELK Stack using Docker containers for each of our components required. Keep in ...

Vagrant - Multi-Group Ansible Provisioning

2 minute read

As I continue to develop different scenario testing I continually try to leverage a common Vagrantfile across scenarios while only having to adjust variables...

Ansible - Using the set_facts module

4 minute read

Today I was writing/updating an Ansible role for installing Cacti monitoring and decided to add the ability to choose the back-end webserver being used. The ...

Docker - Building containers using Ansible

4 minute read

Have you thought about building Docker containers using some Ansible role(s) or playbook(s) you may already be using for your regular automated deployments? ...

Vagrant - Ansible Provisioning multi-nodes

1 minute read

I am just throwing this out here for my own reference because I seem to always forget how to do this when spinning up multiple nodes within a Vagrant environ...

Ansible - Clean Formatted Playbooks

5 minute read

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 form...

Ansible - Debian Based Gotchas - Part-1

4 minute read

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...

Ansible - Discover and Backup PowerDNS

6 minute read

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...

Packer - Vagrant - Ansible - Windows

6 minute read

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.

Hey, I can DevOPS my Network too! - Intro

1 minute read

This will be the introduction to a multi-post series on some different methodologies that you too can use everyday either to learn, test or develop your goin...

Learning Vagrant and Ansible Provisioning

3 minute read

After attending Tech Field Day (#NFD10) there was a great deal of discussion around using Vagrant and Ansible for building out environments and provisioning ...

CentOS

Consul

Cumulus

Docker

Docker - Spinning Up A Graphite Container

1 minute read

As I am working through some testing methodologies for Infrastructure/app testing I wanted to throw together a usable Graphite image that I could easily spin...

Docker - Ansible - ELK Stack

7 minute read

In this post we will be going over setting up a quick and easy way to standup ELK Stack using Docker containers for each of our components required. Keep in ...

Docker - Building containers using Ansible

4 minute read

Have you thought about building Docker containers using some Ansible role(s) or playbook(s) you may already be using for your regular automated deployments? ...

ELK

Docker - Ansible - ELK Stack

7 minute read

In this post we will be going over setting up a quick and easy way to standup ELK Stack using Docker containers for each of our components required. Keep in ...

Elasticsearch

Filebeat

GitHub

GitLab

Grafana

KVM

KVM - VM Templates

2 minute read

It has been a minute since I had done any KVM based VMs so I wanted to share some little tidbits on creating your KVM templates. I will be focusing on Debian...

Migrating VMs from PF9 KVM to ESXi

4 minute read

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. Howev...

Kibana

Kubernetes

Ansible - Raspberry Pi Kubernetes Cluster

less than 1 minute read

Recently I started working on a little project which involved building a Kubernetes cluster using Raspberry Pi’s. I published this project on GitHub under an...

MAAS

Ansible - MAAS Management

1 minute read

Several months back I was working quite a bit with MAAS and needed a way to fully automate not only the MAAS deployment but also the management of VMs. In th...

Netdata

Packer

Packer - Vagrant - Ansible - Windows

6 minute read

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.

PowerCLI

PowerDNS

Python - Manage PowerDNS Zones/Records

13 minute read

While working on another PowerDNS project I have started working on a Python script to manage Zones/Records. Being that there is not a ton of info out there ...

Ansible - Discover and Backup PowerDNS

6 minute read

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...

PowerShell

Prometheus

Python

Python - vSphere Host Networking Info

5 minute read

Oh I love Terraform so so much. But why does vSphere feel like a second class citizen? Is it because my use case is a real snowflake? Maybe, maybe not! Howev...

Python - Manage PowerDNS Zones/Records

13 minute read

While working on another PowerDNS project I have started working on a Python script to manage Zones/Records. Being that there is not a ton of info out there ...

Python - NMAP/SSH Fun

7 minute read

I am currently working on some Ansible/Python project(s) (More to come on that soon) and am working on integrating some functionality between some of the mov...

Reporting

Using ARA Records Ansible Within Projects

2 minute read

While exploring some options to provide a level of reporting capabilities as part of a project I figured using ARA would be an awesome idea. My goal was to p...

StackStorm

StackStorm Series - Getting Started

5 minute read

As mentioned in the previous post StackStorm Series - Intro we will be working through a series of posts in regards to StackStorm. In this post we will revie...

StackStorm Series - Intro

1 minute read

You may or may not have heard of StackStorm previously. If you have not I highly recommend checking them out. StackStorm is classified as Event-Driven Automa...

Terraform

VMware

Ubuntu - VMware Template Cleanup Script

2 minute read

Just sharing these scripts in case anyone ever needs/wants a quick way to prep an Ubuntu VM template with/without guest customizations. One script is just a ...

Migrating VMs from PF9 KVM to ESXi

4 minute read

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. Howev...

Vagrant

Vagrant - Multi-Group Ansible Provisioning

2 minute read

As I continue to develop different scenario testing I continually try to leverage a common Vagrantfile across scenarios while only having to adjust variables...

Vagrant Box Templates

4 minute read

Over the past few months I have been putting together some Vagrant box templates based on different Linux distros all using Packer. My goal is to have a stan...

Vagrant - Ansible Provisioning multi-nodes

1 minute read

I am just throwing this out here for my own reference because I seem to always forget how to do this when spinning up multiple nodes within a Vagrant environ...

Vagrant - Adding a second hard drive

3 minute read

I was just working on some Vagrant lab stuff and had a need to spin up a Vagrant node with more than one hard drive. So I turned to google and did some searc...

Packer - Vagrant - Ansible - Windows

6 minute read

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.

Vagrant - Multi-NIC Definitions via YAML

4 minute read

I am currently working on a little routing project to use as a learning tool for others to easily consume by using Vagrant and Ansible (Inspired by this post...

Learning Vagrant and Ansible Provisioning

3 minute read

After attending Tech Field Day (#NFD10) there was a great deal of discussion around using Vagrant and Ansible for building out environments and provisioning ...

Vault

ZFS

ZFS - Replication Backups

less than 1 minute read

I recently rebuilt my lab NAS hosts with Ubuntu 16.04 and used ZFS for the storage pools (once again). In doing it this time around I wanted to get a good me...

cAdvisor

vSphere

Python - vSphere Host Networking Info

5 minute read

Oh I love Terraform so so much. But why does vSphere feel like a second class citizen? Is it because my use case is a real snowflake? Maybe, maybe not! Howev...