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Daniel Westermann

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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