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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...
VMworld Barcelona 2018 Day 4

VMworld Barcelona 2018 Day 4

Even though Thursday is marking VMworld Europe 2018´s final day, there are still a lot of sessions going on. Shame on me for missing  the first one on my list, I tried, it wasn’t possible. I checked out the “Enhancing the SDDC with Ansible” with Chris Mutchler which I...
VMworld Barcelona 2018 Day 3

VMworld Barcelona 2018 Day 3

Accompanied by a live band playing Aretha Franklin’s “Think”, Sanjay Poonen -VMware´s COO – kicked off day 3 with the last general sessions. In his energetic speech, Sanjay outlined the Timeline of VMware´s software defined everything.The Session went on with a...