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From Dag Sonstebo <>
Subject Re: CloudStack related changes in Ansible 2.3
Date Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:30:56 GMT
Brilliant – thanks for the continued good work on this René.

Dag Sonstebo
Cloud Architect

On 12/04/2017, 16:12, "Rene Moser" <> wrote:

    Hi CloudStack users
    Ansible 2.3 is about to be released, I would like to summarize the
    CloudStack related features and changes in this release.
    New modules
    - cs_host
    - cs_nic
    - cs_region
    - cs_role
    - cs_vpc
    Examples and usage for these modules can be found in the docs, as
    The CloudStack guide has been updated,
    note the new feature "Environment Variables"
    The VPC support has been improved in the related modules, but there is
    still some work to do.
    Integration tests
    Soon, CloudStack related new Ansible PRs will be automatically tested
    (~1.000 tasks) on a CI against a CloudStack Simulator running 4.9.x.
    Future Module Development
    Due some other side projects of mine (writing books takes more time than
    one would might think), development of new modules is lagging a bit. One
    module (cs_serviceoffer) is currently WIP
    But no worries, new modules are planed:
    - cs_diskoffer
    - modules for VPN setup
    Cloud Role
    At SWISS TXT, we created a Ansible role for setting up VMs in a
    cloudstack cloud with advanced networking for different customer
    projects, The role is open source (BSD) and can be found on GitHub
    Feel free to fork and improve it.
    Goal of my Ansible CloudStack Project
    I often get ask, why I am doing it.
    My goal is to not only install and upgrade CloudStack by Ansible (that
    is relatively easy... and can even be done without that much cloudstack
    api interaction) but configure _and_ maintaining a cloud (basic or
    advanced networking) in a reliable way!
    It will install the OS and install cloudstack management server, install
    the OS on the hosts, setup hypversisors, create zones, pods, clusters,
    accounts, users, add configured hosts to cloudstack all this by a single
    run and the best of it, you can re-run it safely again and again,
    without fear breaking anything.
    Have to add a new host? No problem, put the hardware in the rack and
    connect it to the net, ansible will take care on the next run: it can be
    that simple.
    Also note, ansible can manage your network switches, routers and
    firewalls too!
    The possibilities are endless...
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