Ansible Weekly: Borg Cow says: You will be assimooolated.

February 9, 2015 - Issue 53

Newsletter Reboot

Welcome to the reboot of the newsletter!

The last couple of weeks have been a huge for Ansible news (see below), so I figured now's the time to start this back up!

The newsletter was on hiatus for a few months. I took on some contract work and got too busy to keep up with it for awhile. Now I'm revamping the newsletter so that it's no longer 'weekly' - instead it'll be every 2 or 3 weeks. This way I can keep doing the newsletter, but have it be less time-consuming and have more relevant content for you.

Briefs on Ansible

Also, to better express the unofficial-ness and non-weekly-ness of this newsletter, I'm rebranding it as "Briefs on Ansible".

New Briefs on Ansible Banner

Here's the first version of the new banner for the newsletter:

New Briefs on Ansible Banner

For non-native english speakers, the word 'briefs' can mean a few things. It can be a summary of information (like this newsletter), but it can also be a type of men's underwear. So, that's the joke :)

The previous borg-cow banner will probably be repurposed for one of my other projects.

Soon I'm planning to offer a couple other newsletters, like "Briefs on Docker", etc and they will follow the same style of branding. I'll announce those here when they become available so that you have the option to subscribe if they are topics of interest for you.

If you have any suggestions, comments, etc, please hit reply and let me know :)



Big News

Michael DeHaan (Ansible's creator) leaves Ansible Inc
by Michael DeHaan

Thanks Michael!
by Said Ziouani (CEO of Ansible)

What's new in Ansible version 2
by James Cammarata (new technical lead of Ansible)

The AnsibleFest was in London last week - more on that coming in the next issue!

AnsibleFest London 2015 Intro

AnsibleFest London 2015 Shirt


19 Minutes with Ansible (Part 1/4)
by Sysadmin Casts

Recent Articles

Ansible for Rubyists
by Kamil Lelonek

Setting up Ansible for Multiple Environment Deployments
by Drew Wilson

Ansible Idempotence Tips
by Nirik

Build Rackspace Cloud Servers with Ansible in a Virtualenv
by Nick Kuechler

Using Ansible Dynamic Inventory with Amazon EC2
by Brian Schott

How To Setup An Ansible Test Lab For Windows Managed Nodes & Custom Windows Modules
by Darryl Cauldwell


Privilege Escalation & XSS & Missing Authentication in Ansible Tower
by SEC Consult


Via tbarr

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