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Upgrading Hosts with missing dependencies

Upgrading Hosts with missing dependencies

with the release of vSphere 7 on the 2nd of April it was time to upgrade the Lab. That said, I deployed a new VCSA. Why a new one you will ask? Well because the old VCSA had some milage and all the settings have been automated over time so why bother treating it as a...
FreeIPA as VCSA Identity Source

FreeIPA as VCSA Identity Source

Having a centralized Identity management is IMHO mandatory for every environment (not just from a auditing perspective, but maintinging local accounts is a pain in the ass), and since I’m “un-microsofting” the lab (great stuff, but my workrelated focus is shifting, so...
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...