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ansible

Azure Provisioning using Ansible AWX (Tower)

1 minute read

You’ve installed and tested Ansible locally, then installed Ansible AWX (Open Source Ansible Tower) using Docker, and finally tested Ansible AWX with Windows Hosts. You now want to test Azure Provisioning using Ansible AWX.

Installing Ansible AWX using Docker

2 minute read

After installing Ansible to test within a Windows environment, I wanted to explore other methods of administering and using Ansible other than from the commandline.

Using Ansible and DSC with Windows

2 minute read

For the past year or so I’ve been teaching my friend Steve about the many tools and techniques I’ve been using at work. We gradually built upon each topic until we had a working build for Exchange https://github.com/steevaavoo/ExchangeLab This all worked great as an example, but along the way we ...

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azure

Azure Provisioning using Ansible AWX (Tower)

1 minute read

You’ve installed and tested Ansible locally, then installed Ansible AWX (Open Source Ansible Tower) using Docker, and finally tested Ansible AWX with Windows Hosts. You now want to test Azure Provisioning using Ansible AWX.

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powershell

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dsc

DSC Package Resource Gotcha

less than 1 minute read

This quick post covers a gotcha I found using the DSC Package resource. I was having issues installing the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client (Direct Download http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=239648&clcid=0x409) like so.

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packer

Packer Example for Windows

5 minute read

You can get started quickly by using Packer’s simple getting started guide, but you’ll soon want to delve into the documentation for more options and examples. Let’s install it and create our first image!

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terraform

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azure-devops

An Example Azure DevOps Build Pipeline for PowerShell modules

3 minute read

A few months ago did a demo at the Bristol WinOps Meetup showing an example Azure DevOps Build Pipeline for PowerShell modules. I told everyone I’d get a blog post up “soon” with more information, so here it is; better late than never! I’ll go over the goals for the example PowerShell Module, the...

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vmware

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