A few days ago, a long-awaited wish of the Ansible Tower followers finally came true! Red Hat released Ansible Tower as open source community project, called AWX. It builds the new upstream project and the community plans to release new builds approximately every two weeks. Ansible published a FAQ to answer some questions. The AWX source […]
Django 1.9 released
Last week was the release of Django version 1.9. It’s a very popular and open source web framework that is written in Python. Django is widely spread in the internet and big platforms like Instagram, Reddit or Pinterest are using the framework. Ansible Tower is also based on the python web framework.
Ansible Modules – shell vs. command
In the Ansible Core are a lot of Ansible modules included for almost all use cases. On this page are all modules listed and described with the available options and some examples. Some Ansible modules are on the first view quite similar and can be used for the same purpose, but often are there some crucial […]
confirm at Web Summit in Dublin
The next few days confirm IT solutions is joining the Web Summit. It’s one of the biggest tech events in the world and takes place from 3th till 5th November in Dublin. To get more informations about the event check out the composition of links below.
Compare command outputs with process substitution
Every sysadmin knows the situation, if he has to compare the output of some commands. Most of us save the output of the commands in a temporary file, compares these files with the diff binary and afterwards delete the temporary files. In this blog post I’ll show you the usage of process substitution to get the differences of commands […]
Ansible Tower offline installation on a Red Hat system
A few days ago Ansible released a new version of their enterprise product Ansible Tower. It’s a web interface on top of the ansible core and offers a lot of useful features. In the release notes is a new topic listed that is an important requirement for some customers of us, bundled installation support. It’s now possible […]
Adding a new trusted certificate authority
In this blog post we show you how to add a custom certificate authority to the trusted certificate authorities of an OS distribution. Additional, we’ll publish an Ansible playbook to manage the trusted certificates.
Calling Ansible handlers based on OS distributions
Sometimes you’ve got an Ansible task that should notify another task after a change. In Ansible this is called a handler and a description can be found here. Mostly the handler can be defined OS-independent. In this blog post, we show you, how to use a list of handlers for different OS distributions.
Display my actual used shell
Here a short blog post… if you work in several companies or with different accounts, it’s useful to know, which shell you’re currently using (not the default shell from /etc/passwd). Of course, you can simply change the shell and choose your favorite one, but if you just want to know the actual shell, you can run […]
Simple file comparison with aide
It’s sometimes useful to know, what’s happening on your server, if you install a new package or run a update. There are many solutions for this case, but a simple one is to use aide, which is available on the most linux distributions.