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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...
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...