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How to Use Ansible to Set Up System Monitoring with Prometheus

In summer 2017, I wrote two how-to articles about using Ansible. After the first article, I planned to show examples of the copy, systemd, service, apt, yum, virt, and usermodules. But I decided to tighten the scope of the second part to focus on using the yum and user modules. I explained how to...
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How to Manage Linux Containers with Ansible Container

Imagine this scenario: You invested in Ansible, you wrote plenty of Ansible roles and playbooks that you use to manage your infrastructure, and you are thinking about investing in containers. What should you do? Start writing container image definitions via shell scripts and Dockerfiles? That doesn...
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Introduction to Ansible

Ansible kind of exploded into popularity almost immediately after its release in 2012, and has become a staple for network administrators. In today's article, we're just going to immediately dive in and give you a good idea of what Ansible does and how you can get the most out of it. Ansible is an...
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Out-of-Band Management with Redfish and Ansible

In this article, I'll explain how Redfish and Ansible can be used together to fully automate, at large scale, systems management tasks from one central location, significantly reducing complexity and helping improve the productivity of IT administrators. Redfish is an open industry-standard...
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Using Ansible for Deploying Serverless Applications

Ansible is designed as the simplest deployment tool that actually works. What that means is that it's not a full programming language. You write YAML templates that define tasks and list whatever tasks you need to automate your job. Most people think of Ansible as a souped-up version of "SSH in a '...
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At many organizations, DevOps has emerged as the most effective method for application delivery, including in the cloud.

Future Proof Your SysAdmin Career: Configuration and Automation

System administrators looking to differentiate themselves from the pack are increasingly getting cloud computing certification or picking up skills with configuration management tools. From Puppet, to Chef to Ansible, powerful configuration management tools can arm sysadmins with new skills such as...
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How to Automate Your System Administration Tasks with Ansible

Do you want to sharpen your system administration or Linux skills? Perhaps you have some stuff running on your local LAN and you want to make your life easier—where do you begin? In this article, I'll explain how to set up tooling to simplify administering multiple machines. When it comes to remote...
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Ansible 2.3: New Modules

Soon after Ansible turned five, version 2.3 was released. There are a lot of new features in this version specifically related to networking. Like, Persistent connections framework, network_cli connection plugin and netconf connection plugin. There are 280+ new modules available in Ansible 2.3....
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System Hardening with Ansible

The DevOps pipeline is constantly changing.  Therefore relevant security controls must be applied contextually. We want to be secure, but I think all of us would rather spend our time developing and deploying software. Keeping up with server updates and all of the other security tasks is like...
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Configuration management platforms and tools have converged directly with the world of open source. Download the Guide to the Open Cloud to learn more.

4 Open Source Configuration Management Tools for DevOps

In the past, maintaining technology infrastructure, deploying applications, and provisioning environments involved many manual, iterative tasks. But in today’s DevOps arena, true automation of these tasks has arrived. The benefits of automated configuration management range from time savings to...
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