Ansible AWX – Taking a simple VMWare Center deployment even further with NetBox.

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Is the end nigh for my IP Address spreadsheet? In my last post I mentioned how much I disdained managing IP addresses. Well in this post I am going to show you how I am slowly fighting off the beast that is the IP address management spreadsheet (or whatever you want to call it). The […]

Ansible AWX – Deploying a VM with VMWare VCenter

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Ansible AWX for those who have never heard or used it, is a server that simply runs Ansible playbooks. It is the open source community version of Ansible Tower and sits up stream, think of it like Red Hat’s Fedora. Pretty much AWX can do everything Tower can do. If you wish to find out […]

Ansible Learnings – Week 6 – Automating Docker Deployments – Minecraft Servers!

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So I played with docker on the weekend to make my son a MineCraft server because he wanted one and I was thinking – “Well I have been how great docker (and Kubernetes is), why not see if there is a docker container for MineCraft (MC), and sure enough there is so lets give this […]

Network Automation – Ansible Learnings Week 5 – Expanding my foundational Ansible knowledge

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Week ending 15/12/19 Well this past week has sure lived up to the normal hectic Christmas from the personal perspective, with all my kids having something and also other family over here visiting for the festive season. After where I got last week, I realised that I need to hit the books, documentation articles, and […]

Ansible Learnings – Week 2

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This week as I set about the motions to keep up my learning with Ansible and achieve my goal of completing my first project, I learned about the basics of inventory, conditions and more Linux basics. Part of the development this week I want to share with you is the learning I had with Conditions. […]