16 February, 2017

Use Ansible to create and tag Instances in AWS (EC2)

It may be handy to quickly create few instances for testing in AWS.

For such case I'm using simple Ansible playbook which can deploy few CenOS 7 instances, configure disks, tags volumes and instances and install public ssh key to root for example.

AWS Console

13 February, 2017

Provision Windows Server 2016 in AWS using Ansible via CloudFormation

For some testing I had to provision the Windows Servers 2016 in AWS. I'm using ansible for "linux" server provisioning and managing the AWS I tried it for the Windows server as well.

Because I'm not a windows user it was quite complicated for me so here is the way how I did it.
I'm not sure if it's the right one, but maybe those snippets may help somebody...

Here is the file/directory structure:

├── group_vars
│   └── all
├── tasks
│   ├── create_cf_stack.yml
│   └── win.yml
├── templates
│   └── aws_cf_stack.yml.j2
├── run_aws.sh
└── site_aws.yml