Archive for 2017

Jenkins test instance with Vagrant & Ansible

Here’s yet another project using Vagrant and Ansible. This time it’s for a Jenkins instance. To get started head on over to the Jenkins test instance github page. Consult the readme for setup instructions.

AWX installation using Vagrant and Ansible

Over on my github is a new project firing up a test instance of AWX. This is based on the following awx installation notes. The project is AWX-on-CentOS-7. You’ll need Virtualbox, Vagrant and Ansible installed to get this up and running. Getting started is simple; 1. From a shell ansible-galaxy install geerlingguy.repo-epel git clone […]

Staged service restart with Ansible

I’ve been working on a small project to create a Cassandra Cluster for Development purposes. I’m using Vagrant and Ansible to deploy a 5-node Cassandra Cluster and node #5 would always fail to join the cluster. I checked /var/log/cassandra/cassandra.log and this is what I found; INFO [InternalResponseStage:1] 2017-09-09 18:49:07,673 – Initializing system_auth.roles INFO [main] […]

MySQL 5.7: root password is not in mysqld.log

I came across this issue today when working on an ansible playbook with MySQL 5.7. Old habits die hard and I was still trying to use mysql_install_db to initialise my instance. It seems a few others have been doing the same. The effect of using mysql_install_db in more recent version of MySQL is that we end […]

A Cassandra Cluster using Vagrant and Ansible

I’ve started a new project to create a Cassandra Cluster for development purposes. It’s available on my github and uses Vagrant, Ansible, and VirtualBox. Assuming everything is installed it’s quite easy to get started; ?View Code BASHgit clone cd CassandraCluster vagrant up Check the status of the machines; ?View Code BASHvagrant status; Current machine […]