Tag: ansible

Create a menu with options using var_prompt in Ansible

Create a menu with options using var_prompt in Ansible

While creating a provisioning task, I found it difficult to create a “menu-like” structure in Ansible, where you can easily select from a number of options. Various people online recommended janky hacks which involve wrappers in bash. I wanted an Ansible-native solution. This might also fall in the category of “janky”, but I like it …

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Provisioning Windows Machines via Ansible

Provisioning Windows Machines via Ansible

While I’m not new to Configuration Management (CM), necessarily, I will admit that I’m slightly outdated (hey, things change fast in the tech world, okay?). Prior to this, my exposure to CM has been limited to Chef or Puppet. Recently, I was tasked with vetting out the various CM tools out there, and began weighing …

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