Setting up a Server for Ansible

Ansible is a great tool for automation and configuration management. Maybe you heard already about Chef and Puppet. Ansible is in the same field, but with a much simpler approach. The big advantage of Ansible is that you don’t need a central master server for it and you don’t need to install an “Ansible” clientContinue reading “Setting up a Server for Ansible”

Global Variables with Ansible

Ansible is a great tool for IT automation. It’s similar to Chef and Puppet, just better!  I wrote here already an introduction to Ansible. In Ansible you have roles and playbooks. A playbook can contain several roles. Inside a role you can have tasks, files, handlers and variables. But sometimes you want to use aContinue reading “Global Variables with Ansible”

Introduction to Ansible

Ansible is a great tool for IT automation. I’m using Ansible to manage the whole infrastructure for VersionEye. Currently I have 36 roles and 15 playbooks defined for VersionEye. I can setup the whole infrastructure with 1 single command! Or just parts of it. I even use Ansible for deployments. Deploying the VersionEye crawlers into the Amazon CloudContinue reading “Introduction to Ansible”