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Ansible Error couldn't resolve module vmware.vmware_rest

After resolving error VMware ansible Error couldn't resolve module community.vmware, I faced another error while upgrading hardware version on the VMware Virtual Machines, while using ansible vmware.guest in the task. Which derived from main module/plugin vmware.vm_rest. Below is the test tem…

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VMware ansible Error couldn't resolve module community.vmware

Recently while working with one of the old ansible server where I wanted to automation to get the list of VMware vCenter virtual machines list, and the ansible playbook was failing due to few prerequisite, In below script I was using community.vmware.vmware_vm_info ansible module/plugin to get th…

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Reset Ansible AWX Tower admin password

While working on one of the project I came accross a Ansible AWX server where 'admin' password as missing, and I wanted to reset forgotten awx password, the steps given here will also work on RedHat Ansible Tower. In my case AWX is containerised and installed on docker, and I will run highlighted co…

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Ansible AWX Tower create Manual SCM (Source Control Credential Type) project

I had a instance where I wanted to test Manual SCM (Source Control Credential Type) project on new Project on Ansible AWX tower instead of git repository. While creating a new project when choosing Manual from the Source Control Credential Type (SCM), I was receiving below error.

Getting started …

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docker: Got permission denied while trying to connect to the Docker daemon socket

Ansible AWX installation error docker-compose run --rm --service-ports task awx-manage migrate --no-input

This was another error I saw while deploying Ansible AWX on ubuntu linux. 

Ansible AWX installation error Cannot have both the docker-py and docker python modules
Install Ansible AWX Tower on Ubuntu Linux

TASK [local_docker :  Run migrations in task container]
fatal: [localhost]: FAILED! …

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Ansible AWX installation error Cannot have both the docker-py and docker python modules

While installing Ansible AWX on Ubuntu I was receiving below error, while installing Ansible AWX it was giving below error.

TASK [local_docker : Remove AWX containers before migrating postgres so that the old postgres container does not get used] ***********************************
fatal: [lo…

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Install Ansible AWX Tower on Ubuntu Linux

Ansible is a software tool that offers simple but powerful automation for cross-platform operating systems and computer support. It is mainly planned for IT professionals, who use it for application deployment, updates on workstations and servers, cloud provisioning, configuration management, intra-…

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Install kubectl.exe on windows using PowerShell

I was testing kubernetes in my environment and wanted to deploy kubectl.exe tool on couple of my colleagues system, which I can install or update easily remotly. For this I have written small script which will download latest version of kubectl.exe and set a Environment variable for the same. You ca…

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Step by Step guide to push your first project to github.com

Ansible get information from esxi advanced settings nested dictionary with unique keynames

After my earlier post ansible create an array with set_fact, I wanted to grab some selected information from VMware ESXi Advanced setting. but the problem was when I use ansible module vmware_host_config_info, information generated here was in below json format. (Note:  There are tons of advanced…

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ansible create an array with set_fact

In one of my vSphere Ansible automation task, I was looking for to create a new array variable using set_fact. here I have achieved the same task using 2 different playbook with small way procedure. In the both methods on the vars I have defined infra variable where I have defined my VMware esxi s…

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Resolved: Git warning LF will be replaced by CRLF in file

While using git add command I was receiving below error.

warning: LF will be replaced by CRLF in ansible.cfg.
The file will have its original line endings in your working directory

In Unix systems the end of a line is represented with a line feed (LF). In windows a line is represented with a …

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Ansible selectattr The error was TemplateRuntimeError no test named 'equalto'

I was working on small Ansible playbook project and wrote a msg to filter nested yaml dictionary as below, in the script is was using selectattr() function to list only selected filtered attribute property information.

Getting started Ansible AWX tower for IT automation run first playbook

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Ansible for VMwary Using vmware_vm_inventory dynamic inventory plugin

Since I started using Ansible for VMware management, Daily I am exploring new thing on vSphere Ansible, and stumbled upon interesting dynamic inventory plugin named vmware_vm_inventory from url https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/plugins/inventory/vmware_vm_inventory.html (for more about pa…

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Remote: Permission to UserName/repo.git denied to OtherUserName fatal: unable to access 'https://github.com/UserName/repo.git/': The requested URL returned error: 403

I was working on the one of the clients project hosted on github.com, I cloned the repo locally added few files to local repo and staged/committed project locally all was good.

git add .
git commit -m 'test'

But when tried to push the changes on remote repo on github.com. I was receiving …

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Getting started Ansible AWX tower for IT automation run first playbook

In this article I will show how to use and run basic playbook with Ansible AWX tower portal. Ansible Tower is a Red Hat product it helps you to centralize and control your IT infrastructure with a visual dashboard, role-based access control, job scheduling, integrated notifications and graphical …

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Using Ansible for Managing VMware vSphere Infrastructure

On this second part article of after How to install Ansible on Linux for vSphere configuration, I have written here 2 Ansible playbook files (play tasks created) to configure VMWare ESXi servers. Language for the ansible playbook files is YAML/YML format. When using Ansible to use on VMware vSph…

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Part 3 Git clone version control integration in Visual Studio Code

Part 2 Git master branch source control integration in Visual Studio Code

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