Tag: ansible

Neo4j cluster using Vagrant, Ansible and Virtualbox

Recently, I was faced with the need to create and configure a Neo4j cluster. In order to be able to easily experiment with different settings and configurations, I decided I needed to create a local to Neo4j cluster using Vagrant,…

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Creating Ansible Custom Module for AWR report generation

Creating AWR reports is a common task for many DBAs. At times, you may need to generate multiple AWR reports from multiple databases for performance audit; Ansible allows you to automate these types of tasks. You can, for example, generate…

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Automating Oracle RMAN backup configuration on Linux with Ansible

Having valid backup of the databases is one of the most important tasks for every DBAs. Having proper RMAN backup scripts on place and covering all aspects to protect your databases can be lifesaving in the event that a crisis hits. However, when you’re…

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Automating password rotation for Oracle databases

Password rotation is not the most exciting task in the world, and that’s exactly why it’s a perfect candidate for automation. Automating routine tasks like this are good for everyone – DBAs can work on something that’s more exciting, companies…

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Ansible and AWS automation

Overview The goal was to create and manage a MySQL RDS instance and learn how to control AWS resources by using Ansible. With Ansible interacting with AWS it’s best to determine how hard or easy it is to build and…

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Cloning Oracle grid infrastructure using Ansible

Sometimes your organization may decide to move to new hardware, to new data center and you, as an Oracle DBA, would need to be involved in preparation and configuration of new servers at new location. It is very often that…

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Simple steps to perform opatch maintenance with Ansible

Like the Universe, IT growth seems to be infinite, we always have more environments, more servers, more users, more disk usage, more databases to manage and it won’t stop. In fact, we are pretty sure that this expansion is going…

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Ansible dependencies for docker containers

I recently had the opportunity to test out Ansible’s ability to interact with docker containers. Some might ask why we would want Ansible to connect to running containers. Afterall, we can build the containers to our liking using ansible-container, or…

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From configuration management to Cloud orchestration

Alex Lovell-Troy, Director of Solutions Engineering at Pythian, explains how to extend your existing configuration management (Ansible/Puppet/Chef) to work with your public cloud infrastructure.

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