• Ansible, part II – modules and ad-hoc commands

    • 10:45 AM, Jun 23

    Sending ad-hoc commands is very simple and at the same time opens up many very useful possibilities. Thanks to them, we can conveniently issue single command on one or many nodes. Issuing such commands allows among others: querying for various statuses, compliance verification, configuration backup, node or service restart, file, package and user accounts management,

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  • Ansible, part I – basics and inventory

    • 10:05 AM, Jun 8

    Making changes manually is tedious, and problematic in terms of documenting. Ansible addresses both of these problems. It’s great for what we don’t like. It is doing the same thing on many elements. In addition, the resulting YAML file becomes a form of documentation. It certainly will not replace the typical documentation with diagrams, tables

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  • Automation in practice

    • 11:32 AM, May 25

    When we hear about automation, we often see the image of robots and machines replacing people and taking their jobs. Let’s not go to extremes and let’s not be deceived by these myths. Let’s look at it from a different perspective. Automation in practice – let’s warm-up! To perform low-level, repetitive and monotonous activities, you

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  • Self-Service Backup Automation using CloudForms wi...

    • 6:06 AM, Sep 10

    Growing market expectations to deliver services on demand with minimized waiting time has strong influence on IT services. It can be observed that during past years the central point of interest of IT services is automation of all parts that can be automated. Most business processes went through transformation to exclude as many wastes as

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  • How to use Roles. Ansible for oVirt/RHV – Part I...

    • 9:44 AM, Aug 6

    Last time we spent some time to understand how Ansible works with RHV/oVirt infrastructure. We discussed all necessary packages and tools we need to start our first automation task. Then finally we were able to write and execute out first playbook against our demo RHV infrastructure. That was last time. In this post we will

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  • Five applications of Red Hat Satellite

    • 11:17 AM, Jun 10

    Complexity and the amount of applications and services in today’s IT environments are still growing. Manual management increases not only the security and not compliance risks, but also the time needed to detect and remove it. The same applies to the continuity of IT system services and errors – as much as 17% of data

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  • Let’s get started with Ansible for RHV/oVirt!

    • 11:29 AM, Apr 18

    Have you ever think how to automate your everyday tasks on your RHV/oVirt infrastructure? In this post we will guide you how to start your RHV/oVirt automation in just 15 min! Let’s get started! Red Hat Virtualization/oVirt includes support for the Ansible automation tool. Ansible can be used to configure systems, deploy software, and perform

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  • Getting started with Ansible – first playboo...

    • 9:25 PM, Jan 22

    Ansible has stolen the hearts of many Ops people Quite recently, during an AWS workshop, one of the topics was AWS OpsWorks. OpsWorks is actually a service that provides managed instances of Chef or Puppet. AWS admins and DevOps have been asked: “How do you automate configuration changes in your AWS environments?”. And, majority answered:

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