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Ansible authenticate to Microsoft Azure using credential profiles Part 2

This part is continuation of Ansible authenticate to Microsoft Azure using credential profiles Part 1. Earlier I used automatic variables to use profile while executing ansible yaml script. But it is sometimes very inefficient, So inside the Ansible azure yaml code you can use profile parameter as…

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Ansible authenticate to Microsoft Azure using credential profiles Part 1

My earlier article Quickstart How to authenticate Ansible with Microsoft Azure was for basic and foundation for authentication to azure using Ansible. But I have scenarios with multiple subscriptions to automate multiple azure clouds using Ansible, in that case I will make use of multiple credentia…

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Azure add create a Subnet to existing Virtual Network using PowerShell

This is second part of the earlier written article Create a Azure Virtual Network with Subnet using PowerShell. Here in this blog I will create subnet in already created Azure vNET (Virtual Network). I have defined Azure vNET and subnets in Powershell variables. I am creating a Azure vNET without a…

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Deploy create Virtual Network vNET in Azure cloud using Ansible

This is ansible code example for deploying creating vNET (Virtual Network) on Microsoft Azure cloud. This is working basic ansible yaml/yaml script.

Below example shows how it is deployed using ansible-playbook command from the linux using ansible-playbook command.

Download this script here …

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Azure PowerShell Get-AzStorageShare Could not get the storage context

While working with Azure Storage Account Shares report, while running below Azure az PowerShell command to get shares list, it was throwing error.

Get-AzStorageShare -Name testbackup
Get-AzStorageShare: could not get the storage context. Please pass in a storage context or set the current stor…

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PowerCLI The SSL connection could not be established see inner exception

Recently while working with Vmware PowerCLI on one of my new laptop, when connecting to esxi server and vCenter server with Connect-VIserver command, I was receiving below error.

Connect-VIServer $esxiserver -User $user -Password $password
Connect-VIServer The SSL connection could not be estab…

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Install the Microsoft Azure CLI on Ubuntu Linux

While working on one of the client's project I wanted to install and use Microsoft Azure-cli to manage Azure cloud on ubuntu (Get Started: Configure Ansible for Azure Cloud Infrastructure). This is step by step guide, First step I am updating and upgrading ubuntu system using apt-get. 

Microsoft Azure azure-cli az cli installation on linux sudo su - sudo apt-get update upgrade autoremove azure cloud automation.png

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Hashicorp Terraform dynamic block for_each loop with example

I use Terraform IAC (Infrastructure as a code) a lot to design Azure resources, While deploying Azure Resource NSG (Network Security Group), I was defining multiple roles inside NSG, Roles were mentioned inside the main.tf code script file. I wanted roles values to be moved to variables inside v…

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PowerShell convert string to base64 value

Base-64 encoding is a way of taking binary data and turning it into text so that it's more easily transmitted in things like e-mail and HTML form data. I had few requirement to convert / encode text string to Base64 string and vice versa, From encoded Base64 string to convert/decode to normal string…

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Configure a Azure VM with Desired State Configuration in Automation Account

While working on one of the Azure Automation Accounts project I had to test and provide a demo of Desired State Configuration (DSC) on the Azure Virtual Machine, how it can be useful. There was a client requirment to not to use Group Policy for hardening, but the configuration must be done through D…

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VMware PowerCLI Connect-VIserver Could not connect using the requested protocol

While working on one of the client systems, I freshly installed PowerCLI module and while connecting to VMware vCenter server I was receiving below error.

Another Error: VMware PowerCLI The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required

Connect-VIServer :  6/05/2021 3:…

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VMware ansible Error couldn't resolve module community.vmware

Recently while working with one of the old ansible server where I wanted to automation to get the list of VMware vCenter virtual machines list, and the ansible playbook was failing due to few prerequisite, In below script I was using community.vmware.vmware_vm_info ansible module/plugin to get th…

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Microsoft Azure Rest API using PowerShell

Using Microsoft Azure REST API is great way to automate Azure Resources and operations. Some times I have found PowerShell Az module is not present on remote servers and I need to automate azure things, Rest API is very handy at the time when features which are not available on PowerShell module AZ.…

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Reset Ansible AWX Tower admin password

While working on one of the project I came accross a Ansible AWX server where 'admin' password as missing, and I wanted to reset forgotten awx password, the steps given here will also work on RedHat Ansible Tower. In my case AWX is containerised and installed on docker, and I will run highlighted co…

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Ansible AWX Tower create Manual SCM (Source Control Credential Type) project

I had a instance where I wanted to test Manual SCM (Source Control Credential Type) project on new Project on Ansible AWX tower instead of git repository. While creating a new project when choosing Manual from the Source Control Credential Type (SCM), I was receiving below error.

Getting started …

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docker: Got permission denied while trying to connect to the Docker daemon socket

Ansible AWX installation error docker-compose run --rm --service-ports task awx-manage migrate --no-input

This was another error I saw while deploying Ansible AWX on ubuntu linux. 

Ansible AWX installation error Cannot have both the docker-py and docker python modules
Install Ansible AWX Tower on Ubuntu Linux

TASK [local_docker :  Run migrations in task container]
fatal: [localhost]: FAILED! …

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Ansible AWX installation error Cannot have both the docker-py and docker python modules

While installing Ansible AWX on Ubuntu I was receiving below error, while installing Ansible AWX it was giving below error.

TASK [local_docker : Remove AWX containers before migrating postgres so that the old postgres container does not get used] ***********************************
fatal: [lo…

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Install Ansible AWX Tower on Ubuntu Linux

Ansible is a software tool that offers simple but powerful automation for cross-platform operating systems and computer support. It is mainly planned for IT professionals, who use it for application deployment, updates on workstations and servers, cloud provisioning, configuration management, intra-…

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Powershell web scrapping extract table from html

This is small script I use to collect the table data from website to Powershell Object and then further it can be saved to csv file. For this example I am taking table example from https://datatables.net. I will try to convert table to Powershell Object. HTML tables has tags th (Table header) and …

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