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)

Grafana, Prometheus and Node Exporter On Raspberry Pi via Ansible (Raspberry Pi and Linux)

Node Exporter dashboard showing system metrics

If you want to see metrics in real time and look at web dashboards then Grafana and Prometheus may be the tools you are looking for, and if you are anything like me then you probably want to automate as much of the install as possible via Ansible. My Set Up For this blog post … Continue reading Grafana, Prometheus and Node Exporter On Raspberry Pi via Ansible (Raspberry Pi and Linux)

Installing And Configuring NGINX As A Reverse Proxy Via An Ansible Playbook

NGINX Ansible Playbook on GitHub

Today I am looking at installing and configuring NGINX with an Ansible playbook. In my previous blog posts I have looked at using an Ansible playbook to install the ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack across three different computers, and then how Ansible roles can be used to organise a playbook. Note: The files for this … Continue reading Installing And Configuring NGINX As A Reverse Proxy Via An Ansible Playbook