[Short Tip] Retrieve your public IP with Ansible

There are multiple sources where variables for Ansible can be defined. Most of them can be shown via the setup module, but there are more. For example, if you use a dynamic inventory script to access a Satellite server many variables like the organization are provided via the inventory script – and these are not […]

[Short Tip] Show all variables of a host

There are multiple sources where variables for Ansible can be defined. Most of them can be shown via the setup module, but there are more. For example, if you use a dynamic inventory script to access a Satellite server many variables like the organization are provided via the inventory script – and these are not … Continue reading [Short Tip] Show all variables of a host

Impressions of #AnsibleFest London 2016

The #AnsibleFest was taking place today in London, and I was luckily able to attend. This post shares some impressions from the event, together with interesting announcements and stories. Preface The #AnsibleFest London 2016 took place near the O2 Arena and lasted the entire day. The main highlight of the conference was the network automation … Continue reading Impressions of #AnsibleFest London 2016

[Short Tip] Use Red Hat Satellite 6 as an inventory resource in Ansible

Besides static file inventories, Ansible can use custom scripts to dynamically generate inventories or access other sources, for example a CMDB or a system management server – like Red Hat Satellite. Luckily, Nick Strugnell has already written a custom script to use Satellite as an inventory source in Ansible. After checking out the git, the … Continue reading [Short Tip] Use Red Hat Satellite 6 as an inventory resource in Ansible

[Short Tip] What not to forget when controlling Windows Servers via Ansible Tower

Ansible does support Windows with an entire set of modules. Thus it is also possible to run Ansible playbooks targeting Windows systems right from Ansible Tower. However, since Windows does works via WinRM and not SSH, the appropriate variables must be set in the definition of the inventory of the machine: The given screenshot shows … Continue reading [Short Tip] What not to forget when controlling Windows Servers via Ansible Tower