Tags: Ansible

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
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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Kubernetes High Availability Setup Using Ansible

I have created an Ansible module to create a highly available (HA) Kubernetes cluster with latest release 1.4.x on CentOS 7.X. You can use this module to install Kubernetes HA cluster with just one click, and your cluster will be ready in few minutes.  There are 8 roles defined in this Ansible...
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OpenStack cloud
This article compares the community contributions of four of the top open source automation tools used with OpenStack: Ansible, Chef, Juju Charms, and Puppet.

Managing OpenStack with Open Source Tools

To manage an OpenStack cloud infrastructure, you need to manage the configuration of the individual cloud services and the orchestration between them. Because OpenStack is an open source product, other open source tools are a popular choice to install, manage, and run an OpenStack cloud. There are...
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Ansible: Getting Started

What is Ansible? Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan in Python with its first release on February 20, 2012. It was later acquired by Red Hat. Ansible is an open source configuration management and orchestration utility. It helps to automate deployment or softwares and configurations of...
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Ansible as a Gateway to DevOps in the Cloud

I have a confession to make—although the word "cloud" is in my job title, there was a time when I used to think it was all buzzwords, hype, and vapor, with no substance. Eventually, Ansible became my gateway to the cloud. In this article, I'll provide an introduction to DevOps with Ansible. Before...
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DevOps projects
Stay on top of DevOps with these seven popular tools, recommended by industry experts.

7 Essential Open Source DevOps Projects

As more and more enterprises adopt a “cloud-like” infrastructure, a shift in work culture and practices -- known as DevOps -- is also occurring. According to Puppet’s 2016 State of DevOps report, the number of people working in DevOps teams has increased from 16 percent in 2014 to 22 percent in...
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New Toolset Makes it Possible to Build and Ship Docker Containers Within Ansible

Using Ansible playbooks, instead of Docker's tools, opens the doors to new kinds of dev automation. A new project from the creators of the system automation framework Ansible, now owned by Red Hat, wants to make it possible to build Docker images and perform container orchestration within Ansible....
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