I’ve recently been working with Ansible as a configuration management solution. Workloads deployed from vRealize Automation to the private cloud are handed off to Ansible Tower, whereas existing infrastructure is managed in the downstream product – AWX. This is mainly Continue reading
Month: November 2020
Enabling HashiCorp Vault Lookups in Ansible AWX – Part 2
Earlier in the year, I wrote about how to create a Python virtual environment on Ansible AWX to run the HashiCorp lookup module.
The last task is to create the credentials to support the Vault lookup, followed by configuring the necessary variables in the inventory.
Using Continuous Deployment to Provision VDI Desktops
Back in May, I wrote about using GitLab to automate my server builds using HashiCorp Packer. Whilst it is trivially easy to update it to accommodate desktop builds for our VDI users, I now needed a solution to automate the entire workflow – building the image and updating my VMware Horizon desktop pool. In this post, I will document how to do just that, Continue reading