Configuration Management Systems

September 2016 ยท 1 minute read

Ansible

It is a simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy. It uses SSH, no need to install agents on remote systems.

Installation:

mkvirtualenv ansible
workon ansible
pip install ansible

Test Connection:

ansible all -i inventories/dev -m ping
or
ansible all -i inventories/dev -a "/bin/echo hello"

Servers Information

ansible all -i inventories/dev -m setup

Usage:

ansible-playbook playbook.yml -i inventories/dev -u developer -K

To bootstrap a role:

ansible-galaxy init role_name

Tips:

  • phansible provides ansible configration for php applications.

  • sshpass can’t be installed when using brew install sshpass.

We won’t add sshpass because it makes it too easy for novice SSH users to ruin SSH’s security.

If you insist on installing it:

  brew install https://raw.github.com/eugeneoden/homebrew/eca9de1/Library/Formula/sshpass.rb

SaltStack

You can run salt with a master or masterless.

Bootstrap

curl -L https://bootstrap.saltstack.com -o install_salt.sh
sudo sh install_salt.sh -P

To setup masterless: follow this instructions

http://lanyrd.com/2014/pycon/scxpyz/

salt vs ansible

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