Configuration management with Ansible: Playbooks & Execution

In my previous post, I described how you could setup Ansible. At this point, you are able to send commands to your hosts. Although running ad hoc tasks is useful, I won’t be covering that here. If you want to know more about running command line ad hoc tasks check out the detailed examples on … Continue reading Configuration management with Ansible: Playbooks & Execution

Getting started with configuration management: Ansible

Lately I’ve been working on configuration management for my infrastructure. Since I started freelancing, the number of clients have grown and so did my infrastructure. Managing one server isn’t a daunting task, but from the moment you need to expand, things get more serious. At this point, my infrastructure consists of 1 database server, 1 … Continue reading Getting started with configuration management: Ansible

Ubuntu Virtualbox: Setting High Screen Resolutions

Virtualizing environments these days is a breeze. The simplest way of doing so is using Oracle Virtualbox . One thing I’ve noticed installing Ubuntu 12.04 was the fact that I was unable to select 800×600 or 1024×768 in screen resolution. It turns out that you are obligated installing the virtualbox guest additions. Fire up your terminal and … Continue reading Ubuntu Virtualbox: Setting High Screen Resolutions