Thursday, September 06, 2018

Ansible: How to become a different person

I'm not going waste my breath to tell you about gorgeous ansible tool. With some efforts, it may help even old-school Oracle administrators and architects. The ansible is the total novelty for me, however learning curve is not steep, and even tiny virtual machine and community edition will open you the whole new world of YML (which I decipher as Yet Another XML), Y2 templates, and playbooks.
When I've done with a series of a "Hello world!" examples, I run into first of the real world issues. In the distilled examples, you have full access to the privileged account, like root password or you have passwordless sudo access to run commands and shell scripts. In reality, you have the only option: switch to the elevated user.