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Ansible Deploy a VMware vSphere Virtual Machine from a Template

One of my teammates from another project had a requirement of deploying a clone VMware Virtual Machine from a template using Ansible. In the last hour additional requirements they wanted to process clones of multiple VMs with different types of operating system such as Linux and Microsoft Windows.…

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Terraform VMware vSphere Virtual Machine cloning Operating system not found

After cloning VMWare Virtual Machine using Terraform code, I waited for a long time but terraform apply command was not getting completed and was in the creation state of indefinitely. The VM was cloned on the vCenter server and it was powered on. But when I checked on the VM VMware web remote conso…

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How to install kubernetes worker node on ubuntu Part 2

This is a second part of How to install kubernetes master control-plane on ubuntu. In the Part 1 I made my master node ready. If you are following the article, after executing kubeadm init command you will receive kubeadm join command which you need to use on K8S prepared worker node. Below is the…

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Ansible authenticate to Microsoft Azure using credential inside yaml file

Ansible authenticate to Microsoft Azure using credential profiles Part 1
Ansible authenticate to Microsoft Azure using credential profiles Part 2

This is continuation of  the authentication to azure with ansible parts. While working on Ansible AWX tower controller, I wanted to create profile, bu…

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Ansible authenticate to Microsoft Azure using credential profiles Part 1

My earlier article Quickstart How to authenticate Ansible with Microsoft Azure was for basic and foundation for authentication to azure using Ansible. But I have scenarios with multiple subscriptions to automate multiple azure clouds using Ansible, in that case I will make use of multiple credentia…

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Quickstart How to authenticate Ansible with Microsoft Azure

This article is first part of Deploy create Virtual Network vNET in Azure cloud using Ansible Here I am going to show multiple ways to authenticate Ansible with Microsoft Azure cloud. Very first method is very simple using azure az cli. Make sure you have installed azure cli application on linux wh…

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Create a Azure Virtual Network with Subnet using PowerShell

Azure VNet (Virtual Network) is the essential element for your private network in the Azure Cloud. Virtual Network allows various kinds of Azure resources, such as Azure Virtual Machines (VM), to securely connect with each other, the internet, and on-premises networks. In this article I will be crea…

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Conditionally create resources in Terraform

I had scenario with Terraform to deploy resources based on the value given in variables. This is also an example of count and if condition. When you use count inside the resource block and if value is mentioned 0 that resource will not be deployed. Now I am giving the count number programmatically …

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Install the Microsoft Azure CLI on Ubuntu Linux

While working on one of the client's project I wanted to install and use Microsoft Azure-cli to manage Azure cloud on ubuntu (Get Started: Configure Ansible for Azure Cloud Infrastructure). This is step by step guide, First step I am updating and upgrading ubuntu system using apt-get. 

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How to install and configure Ansible on Ubuntu

This is a step by step installation and configuration procedure of ansible on Ubuntu. Ansible is an open source IT automation mechanism that programs provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, orchestration, and many other IT processes. I have my Ubuntu server already setup and…

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Importing already created module Infrastructure into Terraform and update state file

This is a second part of Importing existing resources into Terraform - Step by Step, in earlier article I imported resource mentioned in tf file, here in this article I will be importing existing module resources and update tfstate file. Below are the module structure of my resources in the terrafo…

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Importing existing resources into Terraform - Step by Step

When working on already created existing Azure from portal or other scripting tool then managing it using terraform tool can be little bit tedious. I encountered in a situation while working on one of my client's Azure infrastructure, I needed to modify/update existing resources. Here is the view of…

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Terraform for_each loop on resource example

In this article I will be using for_each loop to deploy same resources multiple time. This is a third part of earlier series of Terraform for_each loop on map example. Using the for_each loop I will deploy multiple Subnet resources inside Azure Virtual Network (VNET). Using loop I can keep my terra…

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Ansible AWX Tower Github inventory integration | Github inventory source

After working on Step by Step guide to configure first Project Job Template on Ansible AWX Tower. The most crucial part was configuring Inventory. I wanted a dynamic inventory which can be modified or automatically updated easily. Although there is a dynamic inventory option available on Ansible AW…

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Step by Step guide to configure first Project Job Template on Ansible AWX Tower

Although I have already written an article on this topic earlier in Getting started Ansible AWX tower for IT automation run first playbook but since there is a new version available and I installed it, while testing it I found the instructions are same but portal gui is little bit different. So I t…

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Terraform for_each loop on map example

This article is a second part of a post Hashicorp Terraform dynamic block for_each loop with example, In earlier script I used dynamic block with using for_each loop. In This script I will use same for_each loop without any block inside resource, instead I am using each.value to get the looped inf…

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Install Ansible AWX Tower on Ubuntu Linux OS

AWX is a one of the great devops and orchestration tool for deployment and configuration management. With Ansible AWX Tower you can unify and regulate your LAB Dev IT organization with a graphic dashboard, RBAC (role-based access control) , job scheduling, integrated announcements and graphical inve…

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Step by Step Install Ansible on Ubuntu OS

Although I had already written a few articles on How to install Ansible on Linux for vSphere configuration and Using Ansible for Managing VMware vsphere Infrastructure, this blog relates to different OS. I switched my lab Linux OS from CentOS to Ubuntu and Here are the step by step procedure to …

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Hashicorp Terraform dynamic block for_each loop with example

I use Terraform IAC (Infrastructure as a code) a lot to design Azure resources, While deploying Azure Resource NSG (Network Security Group), I was defining multiple roles inside NSG, Roles were mentioned inside the main.tf code script file. I wanted roles values to be moved to variables inside v…

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Install Ansible AWX on Microsoft Windows OS

I was working on upgrading my Ansible AWX server in my lab, while upgrading/installing fresh Ansible AWX Tower server I found the step by step instructions I tried long back Install Ansible AWX Tower on Ubuntu Linux are absolutes now and no longer working as Ansible AWX team made few changes to it.…

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