Initial Thoughts on Ansible

    configuration management ansible

At this point, I’ve read many blogs that paint a very rosy picture of Ansible. My initial experience was not so rosy. In fact, it was pretty frustrating. In future blogs, I’ll provide examples. The purpose of this post is to record my initial impressions. I become fixated on learning Ansible when I realized that I was starting to repeat the same patterns while maintaining servers, and worse, the steps that I took to maintain them were not being documented, so I’d have to remember how it went each time. …

Mar-April 2016 Update

    docker atomic host ansible kubernetes datastax cassandra continuous integration testing jenkins security blogging reconstitute

Quick status update. It seems like I’ve had absolutely no time lately. I’ve been focusing on a number of new technologies at work: top on the list has been learning Ansible and creating playbooks to configure ‘stock’ atomic-host servers for kubernetes. I’ve got plenty to say about Ansible, so I plan on starting a series of posts on it in the very near future. I have a few things to say about running Kubernetes “virtual metal”. …