Ansible Playbooks and Environments

Ansible playbooks are wondefully flexible. If you have been using them a while, you’ve probably looked through the best practices, but this doesn’t really explain how to set up environment variables for deploying to multiple environments. Luckily there’s a pretty simple way. First create an inventory file for your environment, and … Continue reading

Monitoring Package Installs on Ubuntu

I was surprised how easy this was; tracking every deb package update on Ubuntu.   Knowing what changed and when is a great tool to aid problem identification, and is invaluable if your software delivery is via deb packages. Visibility For tracking, I installed visibility on another host. Visibility is designed for … Continue reading