In my previous article I covered getting a very basic setup running between a Linux (CentOS 7) Ansible server and a Windows 2016 server. In almost all instances this configuration should never be used in a production environment, it is just simply too insecure! In this article I am going to explore how to apply … Continue reading Ansible – Certificate Authentication to Windows
Up until now my journey with Ansible has been solely in relation to leveraging Linux operating systems but as well all know there is more to life than just Linux! Now it's time to look at Windows and see how we can make that integrate. For this article I am going to be using a … Continue reading Ansible – Lets Talk Windows!
If you have been following my Ansible articles (https://vnuggets.com/category/3rd-party-solutions/ansible/) that covers getting up and running then you should be comfortable with the process of building a Playbook to apply configuration to an existing machine. In this article we are going to look at bringing Ansible and VMware Cloud Assembly together to provide a way to … Continue reading Integrating and Using Ansible with VMware Cloud Assembly
In the "Ansible - Getting Started" article I wrote previously we briefly touched on creating an Ansible vault together with a password file that was added to the main Ansible configuration file. So far we haven't used it however in this article we are going to bring it into play. Remember to check out my … Continue reading Ansible – Using the “Vault”
As the title of this article suggests, now that I have covered how to get a basic Playbook up and running I am going to start building on this to add some more advanced configuration. Please check out my other articles on getting up and running with Ansible. Getting StartedGetting Started with PlaybooksUsing the Vault … Continue reading Ansible – Expanding Playbook Functionality
Before we dive into creating playbooks I am going to cover briefly what they are so you can get an understanding of how they fit into the Ansible picture. Please check out my other articles that cover getting up and running with Ansible. Getting StartedExpanding Playbook FunctionalityUsing the Vault A Playbook represents a hierarchy of … Continue reading Ansible – Getting Started with Playbooks
I decided to write this article out of necessity, finding that most of our (VMware's) products now rely not only on our own product functionality for application deployments, configuration and orchestration but also 3rd party solutions. One of the obvious tie ins for vRealize Automation and VMware Cloud Services when it comes to provisioning and … Continue reading Ansible – Getting Started