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Olivier Spiesser

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What is Variable Precedence in Ansible?

By | Ansible | No Comments

In Ansible, definition of variable precedence is often overlooked. Despite what I wrote in my previous blog (Use Ansible like a Programming Language), Ansible is not exactly a programming language. There is a difference, especially on the way variables are managed. At the beginning, as I am used to scripting, I was a bit confused by the way Ansible is handling variables. For example, let’s say you have a string variable defined in group_vars/all.yml: —…

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Olivier Spiesser

Microsoft Teams, Power Automate and Planner

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

As we moved to Teams at dbi and one of our customers, automating tasks was a strong need. One of the tasks that could be automated is the creation of tasks in Microsoft Planner which does not support recurring tasks. Every 4 weeks, we are patching the environment. For everyone awareness and follow up, we need to publish these dates in the planning. As the pace of these tasks is known, it is a bit…

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Olivier Spiesser

Convert a WebLogic Cluster from configured to dynamic

By | Application integration & Middleware | No Comments

Unless the servers in cluster are not symmetric, which is not recommended anyway, dynamic cluster have many advantages against configured cluster:

Ensure Cluster Member Uniformity
Easily add new servers to manage more traffic
Automatically adapt to load to add/remove managed servers
Can still contain configured servers even if not recommended as for point 1

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