Ansible SDDC Demo Video

Following on the heels of the release of the VMware SDDC Ansible roles inside the Virtual Elephant GitHub space, here is a recording of several of the roles being leveraged to deploy and configure a set of ESXi nodes (advanced settings, DVS and VMkernel configuration) within a vCenter cluster, deploy an NSX-v Manager through ovftool and the deployment of the NSX-v […]

Ansible Roles for VMware SDDC Deployments

I’ve been excited for weeks now as I prepped for VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas and anticipating being able to talk more about leveraging Ansible to deploy and operate a VMware SDDC environment. As you can tell from my recent posts, I am heavily involved in automation using Ansible, both within my side projects and as a practicing architect at […]

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. […]

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