How to Install Ansible with pipenv and pyenv

Ansible is a powerful IT automation engine, perfect for the IT professional or DevOps engineer. There are many ways to install Ansible, often packages are used to install a single version of Ansible across your entire system. This post will cover how to install Ansible 2.12 with pipenv and pyenv. In my environment I use…

Weekly Links 10/29-11/4: VPN, Lab Apps, and Linux Basics

I didn’t get a ton of work done int he lab this week, but I did write about using subelements with Ansible. Also spent some time working with Graylog and Hashcorp Vault earlier in the week. I should be able to put a Graylog Ansible role up in the near future. Vault looks like it’s a little bit of a bigger project, but the structure is really interesting.

Using subelements in Ansible to loop through multiple lists.

While working on my Ansible Galaxy users role I came across a situation where I needed to loop through a list inside a dictionary inside a list. For this specific case I had a list of users, and each user could have multiple authorized sshkeys stored in a “pubkeys” value.

Weekly Links 9/30-10/6

Here’s a roundup of some interesting links I read through this week: A cool looking ESP32-based board with PoE Caleb Doxsey discusses using Kubernetes for pet projects. Would love to try this out, $5 a month. Click is great tool for making command line python apps. Ansible-Lockdown is a pretty slick collection of Ansible security…