Ansible Playbooks

My previous two blog posts (YAML Ain’t Markup Language and Ansible Inventory Files) have been leading up to this. In the YAML post I mentioned that .yml files can be used to make Ansible Playbooks and that’s what we’ll be going over in this blog. If you’ve heard about tools like Chef, for example, it…

Ansible Inventory Files

What is Ansible? The elevator pitch for Ansible is that it’s an automation engine, not unlike Puppet and Chef. However, Ansible doesn’t require the use of any agents on the target machines. Which is always appealing to IT folks, because not only are we automating and making things consistent, we’re also taking away administrative headaches…

YAML Ain’t Markup Language

Markup Languages Let’s start at the beginning. What is a Markup Language? Simply put, it’s a way of writing something on a computer that might help it present as visually more appealing to the end user. For example HTML allows web designers to change font size, background color, and introduce paragraphs. There are other markup…

Getting to Know Cisco HyperFlex

After being with the Cisco Insieme BU, and focusing mostly on ACI, for the last three years I’ve made a bit of a job change. I’m still sort of in Technical Marketing because it’s been an amazing path for me, but I’m now actually a co-host on Cisco’s TechwiseTV! Robb Boyd has been running TechwiseTV…