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Natascha Karfich

redhat event Ansible Automates Zurich

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Here are some fresh personal impressions from the “Ansible Automates Zurich” half day event organized by redhat. There was a overwhelming interest for this event. About 200 people filled the room and there were many more on the waiting list. The event started with a networking lunch. My impression was, that the visitors were not only interested in the food, but also gaining some practical knowledge about Ansible. Most of them are already using Ansible….

 
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Nicolas Jardot

DOAG 2017: Automation in progress

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Oracle | 5 Comments

A week ago, I had the chance to be speaker at the DOAG Konferenz 2017 in Nürnberg. It’s sometimes hard to find time to be at the conferences because the end of year is quite busy at customers. But it’s also important because it’s time for sharing. I can share what I’m working on about automation and patching and I can also see how other people are doing. And it was great for me this…

 
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Natascha Karfich

Part 2 – vagrant up – get your Oracle infrastructure up an running

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | 3 Comments

Last week in the first part of this blog we have seen a short introduction how to setup an Oracle Infrastructure with Vagrant and Ansible. Remember all the files for this example are available here https://github.com/nkadbi/oracle-db-12c-vagrant-ansible Get the example code: git clone https://github.com/nkadbi/oracle-db-12c-vagrant-ansible If you have prepared your environment with Ansible, Vagrant and Oracle Virtual Box installed – and provided the Oracle software zip files – than you can just start to build your Test…

 
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Natascha Karfich

vagrant up – get your Oracle infrastructure up an running

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Operation systems | One Comment

By using Vagrant to manage your Virtual Machines and Ansible for configuration management and provisioning you can easily automate the setup of your whole test environment in a standardized way. If you have never heard about Ansible and Vagrant I try to give you an idea with the following very short  summary. There is a lot of good information available about Ansible and Vagrant. Please check the provided links at the end of this blog…

 
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Daniel Westermann

2016 is over and it was great, 2017 will be even more exciting in the open source area

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

Disclaimer: This will not be a technical post at all. The goal is to provide a short overview of what we did in 2016 and what we plan to do in 2017 when it comes to our Open Infrastructure division. We’ll start with a few figures then look at the events we did and some of the projects we completed in 2016. Here we go …  

 
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Daniel Westermann

Getting started with Ansible – Download the PostgreSQL sources, compile and install

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

In the last post in this series we looked at how you can instruct Ansible to install packages on the operating system using the yum module and how you can create groups and users by using the group and the user modules. In this post we’ll look at how you can download the PostgreSQL sources, compile and then finally install the binaries by extending our existing playbook.  

 
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Daniel Westermann

Getting started with Ansible – Installing OS packages, creating groups and users

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

It has been quite a while since the first post in this series: “Getting started with Ansible – Preparations“. If you recap from the initial post Ansible was running on the control host and this simple Ansible command: ansible postgres-servers -a “/bin/echo 11″ -f 5 … was successfully executed against the “postgres-servers” group. So far, so good. Getting Ansible up and running for just this would not be very usefull, so lets see where we…

 
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Daniel Westermann

Getting started with Ansible – Preparations

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Operation systems | No Comments

When your infrastructure landscape becomes larger and larger you definitely need a tool which helps you in managing your servers, no matter if pḧysical or virtual, running in the cloud or not. One tool (many others are around) which assists you in provisioning, configuration management and mass deployment is Ansible. If you look at the man page you can find this sentence: “Ansible is an extra-simple tool/framework/API for doing ‘remote things’ over SSH.”. What is…

 
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