Launching instances using the AWS Web-UI is easy enough, but how about the good old method of using the command line ?
Read along to learn how to do the following AWS actions using the CLI:
You’ve just started out with Ansible … you’ve made yourself a playbook to install a web server, configure your index.html and other good stuff, but there’s one thing that doesn’t sit well with you … your restart service task runs even when there are no changes to your configuration !!!
This might not seem like a big deal but let’s just aim for perfection and run tasks only when required. A simple way to do this is to use the notify and handlers modules in Ansible.
Just to give some context on my playbook, I’ll be showing how I created…
We use Ansible to automate cloud provisioning, configuration management, deployment and other IT operations by simply writing playbooks. It is an open-source tool that increases our productivity at a large scale, saving us a lot of time and hassle when we need to perform configuration management on multiple nodes.
In this article, we’ll be automating a Hadoop cluster setup with the help of Ansible. To keep things simple, our cluster comprises one VM as our control node for Ansible and two VMs as managed nodes, which will serve as the Name Node and Data Node in the Hadoop Cluster.
When setting up a Hadoop Cluster on AWS, launching more instances as data nodes increases the total storage provided. But what if we need to increase the space provided by an individual Data Node ? This is where we can use the Logical Volume Manager.
Ansible is an open-source tool that provides simple but powerful automation for cross-platform computer support. It is used for application deployment, updates on workstations and servers, cloud provisioning, configuration management, intra-service orchestration, and nearly anything a systems administrator does on a weekly or daily basis. Ansible doesn’t depend on agent software and has no additional security infrastructure, so it’s easy to deploy. It can configure both UNIX-like systems as well as Microsoft Windows.
Ansible is also useful to everyday users. It allows you to configure not just one computer, but potentially a whole network of computers at once, and using…
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Formula One is not just a battle between the world’s best drivers…
The average consumer PC might contain 500 GB or 1TB of storage; a mobile phone? 32–128 GB or more; and if that’s not enough we go ahead and use additional storage devices. But how much storage do you think Google or Microsoft or even Coca Cola needs?