Tag: ansible

Ansible Inventory Automation Using Consul and Orchestrator

Here at Pythian we get a lot of exposure to new technologies and implementation strategies via the work we do internally and for our clients. The most noteworthy technology stack that I’ve seen get a lot of traction in the…

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101 Series: Oracle in Google Cloud – Part 2 : How I Built the GC VM with Ansible

Setup the gcloud Account, JSON File, and the SSH Keys Explaining the Ansible GC Compute Modules

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Installing Elasticsearch using Ansible – The Quick Way!

This is the first of a series of blog posts related to Elastic Stack and the components around it. This first one covers how to install Elasticsearch using Ansible. The final objective is to deploy and secure a production-ready environment…

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Working with Ansible, PostgreSQL and Docker

While working on creating some of our internal training labs for PostgreSQL, I have had the pleasure of working with PostreSQL in Docker and working with it in different ways.  One of the most important ways that I worked with…

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Harnessing the power of Jinja2 with Ansible

Configuration files management is the core component of every configuration management tool. Templates are one of the best methods for creating configuration files as they allow dynamic variables. Ansible has a template module that uses Jinja2 in its core. Jinja2…

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RDS provisioning: A comparision between Ansible and Terraform

I recently had to compare these two configuration managers to provision MySQL environments in RDS. I had previous Ansible knowledge but I was fairly new to Terraform. With that in mind, I put together a list of resources to see…

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Automating Tungsten upgrades using Ansible

Continuent Tungsten is one of the few all-in-one solutions for MySQL high availability. In this post I will show you how to automate the upgrade process using Ansible. I will walk you through the individual tasks and, finally, give you…

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Automating Oracle patching with an Ansible module

This is a blog post I had on my To Do list for quite some time. I finally found some time to write about it. I will try to keep it short and clear. In 2017 when I discovered Ansible,…

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Using Ansible role to setup Oracle ACFS on multiple nodes

This post contains step by step instructions for creating an Ansible role acfssetup to setup Oracle ASM Cluster Filesystem (ACFS) on multiple nodes of a cluster. This assumes that Grid Infrastructure 12.1.0.2.0 is already installed on the nodes, and ASM…

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Interesting happenstance when installing Ansible dependencies in a MySQL Docker container

I’ve been posting quite a bit about Docker as I’ve been working with it a lot as of late. I thought I would share something interesting I discovered a couple weeks ago while working on setting up a Docker container-based…

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