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How to deploy windows firewall rules with Ansible

• This role enable the windows firewall for all 3 profiles (Domain, Private, Public) • You can deploy rules via profile or globally using defaults, group_vars and host_vars • You also can set outbound rules for windows programs How to use this role: 1.You must first download the git repository into your roles directory usually ansible/role/ a.git clone git@github.com:Perfect10NickTailor/ansible-windows-firewall.git . 2.Now you wantRead the Rest…


How to deploy windows shares with Ansible

• This will role will setup a network share on windows • It will also update the user permission on the folder • You can also adjust the folder missions How to use this role: 1.You must first download the git repository into your roles directory usually ansible/role/ a.git clone git@github.com:Perfect10NickTailor/ansible-windows-shares.git . 2.Now you want edit the hosts.client file name file or createRead the Rest…


How to deploy multiple sites in IIS with Ansible

This was fun and interesting little project. Looks like nobody ever really got it working properly, so I decided to do it. • This role will install IIS if its not already installed •      It will also configure all the user permissions needed for IIS • It will configure a default application pool • This role will allow you to callRead the Rest…


How to pass an API key with Ansible

https://chronosphere.io/ – Third Party Cloud Monitoring Solution Chronocollector: – https://github.com/Perfect10NickTailor/chronocollector This role deploys the chronocollector management service which sends the data to domain.chronosphere.io For those of you who don’t know what it is. Its basically a cloud monitoring tool that scrapes data on your instances and then you can create dashboards or even export the data to promethus to makeRead the Rest…


How to deploy Netplan with Ansible

Ansible-Netplan: – https://github.com/Perfect10NickTailor/ansible-netplan ●This role will push out the config to the designated host and apply it ●It will make a backup of the previous config before applying the new config, this is just incase your config change had an yaml error and you need to quickly go in and revert back. ●There is a defaults/main.yml file that all theRead the Rest…


How to call a json rest API using Ansible        

So a very useful thing to understand is rest api’s and how to call them as a lot of organisations have these and want to integrate them into automation, a popular method is the http method They are very simple calls { GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, PATCH } For the sake of this post. Im going to use commvault publicRead the Rest…


How to Deploy LVM’s with Ansible

Provisioning-LVM-Filesystems: This role is designed to use ansible-merge-vars module. An Ansible plugin to merge all variables in context with a certain suffix (lists or dicts only) and create a new variable that contains the result of this merge. This is an Ansible action plugin, which is basically an Ansible module that runs on the machine running Ansible rather than onRead the Rest…


How to add VM-Tags and Custom attributes with Anisble(VMware)

So whether your using cloud or doing in house deploys. Tagging is a used a lot especially in cloud type environments. Which we will cover in later posts. So a common reason to tag your vm is wanting to have the creation date and the type of server or environment its using, handy for backup solutions & other auditables. .Read the Rest…


How to remove snapshots with Ansible(VMware)

Okay, so lots of folks ask me about this, and there are a number of ways you can do this.  But if you’re using vmware and redhat satellite for central patch management for your redhat environment. Then depending on how you patch your systems. If you snapshot every group prior to patching. Then this post will be perfect for you.Read the Rest…


How to create snapshots with Ansible (VMware)

Okay, so lots of folks ask me about this, and there are a number of ways you can do this. But if you’re using vmware and redhat satellite for central patch management for your redhat environment. Then depending on how you patch your systems. If you snapshot every group prior to patching. Then this post will be perfect for you.Read the Rest…


How to Create a New Host in Foreman with Ansible

Okay…this one was quite difficult to find online. Seems like the ansible documentation for the foreman module was seriously lacking or not kept up to date by anyone. I searched for awhile to see if anyone had an actual working model of it. Not even in the ansible chat rooms did anyone know….which was weak. So I spent some timeRead the Rest…


HOW TO CHECK CPU, MEMORY, & DISKS THRESHHOLDS on an ARRAY of HOSTS.

So I was tinkering around as usual. I thought this will come in handy for other engineers If you a large cluster of servers that can suddenly over night loose all its MEM,CPU,DISK due to the nature of your businesses. Its difficult to monitor that from a GUI and on an array of hosts more often  than not. Cloud Scenario……Read the Rest…


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