Updated Ansible Control Server Docker Container

The Docker container I built earlier this year, when I embarked on the Infrastructure-as-Code project, has been taken and used as the base container for the internal project to automate the SDDC using Ansible. As such, most of the recent updates I have made to the container have been only published internally. I decided to spend a few minutes updating […]

NSX Ansible Module Update – nsx_manager_syslog

      I alluded to this post yesterday on Twitter, and after committing the code early this morning to the upstream repo on GitHub, here it is! Similar to how the configuration of the user roles in NSX Manager were initially being done using the Ansible URI module, the configuration of the remote syslog server as utilizing the same […]

NSX Ansible Module Update – nsx_manager_roles

As the previous post discussed, using the API directly through Ansible was an adequate initial step to configuring a users role within the NSX Manager. The next logical step was to include this functionality directly inside the upstream NSX Ansible module. After an initial commit yesterday afternoon, I received some feedback from the community and posted a new update to […]

NSX Roles Automation through Ansible

This is a bit of a quick hit. Yesterday, while working with Ansible to fully deploy and configure an NSX-v Manager, we worked out a method to add a user or group of users and assign the appropriate role. The current NSX Ansible module does not support this functionality, so the role we are executing relies on the URI module. […]

Ansible RabbitMQ Playbooks

I am working on an AMQP Message Broker service architecture, using RabbitMQ, at work right now. As part of the design work, I have spent a bit of time in my vSphere lab standing up the cluster to work out all the configuration, RBAC, policies and other various settings that will be required by the solution. If you haven’t been […]