As I begin to wind down the VMware webinar series, I wanted to bring all the content I have been working on for this series into a single blog write-up. Enabling Self-Service VMs and Containers for Users This series began with the automation of virtual infrastructure components including Virtual Machines and Kubernetes clusters. This solution included vRealize […]
I was working on a process for keeping Windows VM templates up to date in vSphere. I have seen this done before either by hand, which seems to never meet cadence expectations, and automated fashions with scripts. I have recently been exploring Ansible modules for Windows and decided to give this one a shot using […]
Humor me for a moment here… I have been reading a lot of books on k8s and I realized that you could probably categorize automation into three categories. Very similar to the Kubernetes object types used inside K8s clusters to support applications. We will forego the "Set" lingo and just use the main terms. Daemon […]
Summary: This article demonstrates a way to auto download and install the MID server files from ServiceNow using Ansible on the localhost. This allows you to leverage Ansible easily by passing ServiceNow workflows to Ansible which is already installed on the MID server. Although this solution installs the MID server local, the role from ServiceNow […]
This should be short but I have trouble finding this every time I look for it. So I am writing about it here because it took me forever to find it in the first place. From Dashboard go to Inventories – Or just go to Inventories Click on the Inventory to target for host list […]
We want to have a new org implemented in Tower tied to AD groups and Teams built to assign permissions to Job Templates, also using AD Groups.
Not too long ago I built a little Vagrant sandbox for VirtualBox with Ansible so that I could develop and test playbooks while offline from the lab and on my laptop. Here is a link to the github repo. https://github.com/mccbryan3/vagrant-ansible-sandbox Vagrant repo stuff changes so please check the Vagrantfile for image availabliltiy. vagrant destroy -f […]
Summary I love automating repeated admin tasks. Especially ones that cross technology boundaries where the steps may have to go through multiple teams or silos. I build a lot of forms-based apps and I see the need for a form to front all kinds of infrastructure self-service solutions on a weekly basis. I like to […]