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Ansible from the Trenches

Although its name might suggest something different on Wikipedia, Ansible is an open source framework that is capable of automating various system tasks like setting up a server, deploying and configuring applications and command execution (See Ansibleworks.com). Ansible can run across many virtual machines without the need to augment it with other tools. For distribution […]

Ansible – Simple module

In this post, we’ll review Ansible module development. I haven chosen to make a maven module; not very fancy, but it provides a good support for the subject. This module will execute a maven phase for a project (a pom.xml is designated). You can always refer to the Ansible Module Development page. Which language? The […]

Ansible – Example playbook to setup Jenkins slave

As mentioned in my previous post about Ansible, we will now proceed with writing an Ansible playbook. Playbooks are files containing instructions that can be processed by Ansible, they are written in yaml. For this blog post I will show you how to create a playbook that will setup a remote computer as a Jenkins […]

Ansible – next generation configuration management

The popularity of the cloud has taken configuration management to the next level. Tools that help system administrators and developers configure and manage large amounts of servers, like Chef and Puppet, have popped up everywhere. Ansible is the next generation configuration management. Ansible can be used to excute tasks on remote computers via SSH so […]