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Ansible

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

1 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 - Setting up an Ansible Control

24 minute read

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 s...

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

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

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

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.

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...

Prometheus

Python

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...

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