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One-off ansible bootstrapping playbooks

The case for simple playbooks

For my private infrastructure it doesn't make sense to create full-blown ansible roles unless I'm showing off. Therefore I use a set of simple, ansible playbooks that do one thing and cover the most common tasks. These playbooks are mostly intended to make the new …


Ad-hoc Ansible for infrastructure navigation

Introduction

The official definition for Ansible is the following:

Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates
cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment,
intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs.

Or explained simply, ansible is ssh on steroids wrapped in python+yaml bubblewrap to prevent sysadmins from shooting …

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