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. […]

Backup vCenter and NSX to AWS S3

As I go deeper into the Ansible rabbit-hole, I am beginning to look for ways to manage upgrade operations through Ansible playbooks. As part of that journey, I wanted to begin backing up my VCSA and NSX-v VM appliances using their built-in methods prior to executing playbooks to perform the upgrades. Both appliances allow FTP, SFTP or SCP connections through […]

Deploying an SDDC with Ansible

The small effort I started at the end of last year using Ansible to deploy NSX components has snowballed a bit and found its way into a project at work. As we are working to deploy a new HCI architecture internally, one of the efforts we are embarking on is a fully automated, infrastructure-as-code architecture design. There are several components […]

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