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Installing and Configuring Ansible on Ubuntu 20.04

If you are a system administrator, it’s important that you have a consistent way of managing all of the servers and computers you are using. Configuration management systems can streamline the process to a great degree. They manage all the systems efficiently from a central location. On Linux, there are multiple configuration management systems available. For example, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, …

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How To Create a Kubernetes Cluster Using Kubeadm on Ubuntu 18.04

This tutorial will guide you on setting up a Kubernetes cluster from scratch using Ansible and Kubeadm and further deploying a containerized Nginx application with it. Introduction Kubernetes (also known as k8s or “kube”) is an open-source container orchestration platform that automates many of the manual processes involved in deploying, managing, and scaling containerized applications. Kubernetes has a rapidly growing …

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An introduction to server provisioning with CloudInit

This month we announced a very exciting partnership with Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu. Above all, the main element in this partnership is the introduction of full CloudInit support between the CloudSigma cloud and Ubuntu. An introduction to CloudInit If you’re not familiar with CloudInit, it is the industry standard for bootstrapping cloud servers. To clarify,  if you are using …

An update to CloudSigma’s Ansible module

Recently, we announced an Ansible module for CloudSigma (or rather, a Dynamic Inventory backend). I’ve personally started to use Ansible more and more for performing simple tasks. It did however become somewhat cumbersome to use when you have a larger pool of servers. While still not available in the web app, we have supported Tags for grouping resources for some …

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Using Ansible with CloudSigma

In a recent article I wrote about how you can use Salt to manage your CloudSigma infrastructure.  However, another tool mentioned in that article was Ansible, which is in many ways similar to Salt. Since we’re all about choice here at CloudSigma, I thought it was only fair to also provide Ansible-users (or aspiring users) with an easy way to …