Hacktoberfest 2020

It's October 2020 and time for the 7th Hacktoberfest. Between the 1st October and 31st October Hacktoberfest encourages anyone from developers, to students to those that just want to give Git a shot, to complete some Git pull requests and help out with public repositories on GitHub. I've not taken part in previous years but … Continue reading Hacktoberfest 2020

Changing Ansible Playbook Depending On Operating System (Ansible)

Ansible's when command

When running an Ansible playbook (or roles) it becomes a little bit irksome to have to create new playbooks just because a device may have a different operating system. Thankfully the awesome people behind Ansible have a solution for this. A Little Background... I have my inventory set in a file called "inventory" in the … Continue reading Changing Ansible Playbook Depending On Operating System (Ansible)

Using Ansible with AWS – Creating Multiple EC2 Instances, Tagging Them and ELK (AWS/Ansible)

An Ansible playbook to create multiple AWS EC2 instances

In my previous blog post I used Ansible to create an AWS EC2 instance and discussed how to do this via the Ansible ec2 module. Today I am going to go slightly more in depth with creating multiple instances, inventory groups and tagging. The playbook I am using for this section is "create_multiple_ec2_instances.yml" and can … Continue reading Using Ansible with AWS – Creating Multiple EC2 Instances, Tagging Them and ELK (AWS/Ansible)