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 […]
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.
Deploying SSL private keys with Ansible
When you’re using Ansible or any other configuration management tool, you might come in contact with deploying SSL certificates sooner or later. While deploying public SSL certificates isn’t a security issue at all, the deployment of private keys become more critical – at least if you want to deploy them securely.
Lab in a Box
As far as I can remember, I always was interested in technology and especially all kind of hardware gimmicks. This didn’t change at all and I’m still addicted to gadgets, besides that it might got a bit more expensive than when I was a young lad.
As the official Ansible partner in Switzerland, we’re happy to announce our Ansible Training.
Docker & Ansible on RHEL / CentOS 7
We use Ansible to deploy Docker containers on our systems and the infrastructures of our customers. This works pretty well if your system is configured properly.