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Ansible – Part II

Ansible – Part II

In my last Article I outlined a bit what Ansible is and what you can do with it. As I stated previously you can extend Ansible by adding Modules. Having a VMware vSphere Infrastructure it was a no-brainer to integrate the matching vmware modules. But before you get to...
Ansible – Part I

Ansible – Part I

There are tons of config management / automation tools out there (puppet, salt stack, juju, rudder, CFEngine,.. just to name a few) all with their pros and cons and at the end of the day you have to choose the best fit for your job (if you’re lucky – sometimes...
Runecast Analyzer

Runecast Analyzer

During the Hackathon at VMworld I had the pleasure to work with Runecast´s Ivaylo Ivanov on the same Team, who got me all fired up about the Runecast Analyzer. Back home with some spare time on my hands, I thought I´ll give It a shot. One thing I liked (and also a lot...
To ping or not to ping

To ping or not to ping

Yesterday I came across something i not (yet) fully understand while fiddling around with Ansible in my lab. I was able to run playbooks against my ESXi Hosts and one of my VCSA´s, no problem. Was also able to run a simple Ansible “ping” against my ESXi Host without...
Current Setup

Current Setup

Current Setup: My current Lab Setup consists of the following components: Compute / VSAN: 3x Dell PowerEdge R230 ( Xeon 1260L @ 2,9Ghz| 32GB RAM | 500GB HDD | 256GB NVMe | Hybrid VSAN) 1x HP Proliant DL120 G7 ( Xeon 1230 @ 3.1 Ghz | 16 GB RAM | 250GB SSD | 120GB NVMe...