I have written my first publicly reusable Ansible role. It is freely available for use via Ansible Galaxy at chris-short.ansible-role-papertrail and helps you get Papertrail up and running. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps'ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the 'ish between. What is Papertrail? A hosted log management tool that, in my opinion, can bridge the gap between your terminal and a full blown ELK stack. [Read More]
Ansible Galaxy is Open
A quick note from AnsibleFest Brooklyn 2016. Ansible Galaxy is now open source and available at GitHub.com/ansible/galaxy. Congratulations to the Ansible team and Red Hat for open sourcing an important piece of the Ansible stack!
User Management with Ansible
The contents of this article originally appeared on DZone A few weeks ago, one of my DevOps counterparts was working on building out a new environment for one of our applications. This deployment included a new Puppet server (we are in an orchestration/configuration management state of flux) and my teammate was having some issues provisioning users (I did not ask why nor did I really care). My teammate asked if I could help with some Ansible knowledge. [Read More]
Ansible lineinfile be damned
The Ansible lineinfile module is designed to search a file for a line, and ensure that it is present or absent. lineinfile is very effective at that particular task. However, when the line has to be in a certain place or before or after a certain line, lineinfile becomes a hassle to manage. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps'ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the 'ish between. [Read More]