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Packer, Ansible and Docker Part 3: Multiple Roles

Previously we modified our setup to use a role from ansible galaxy to install and configure redis. One key thing lacking here is that one rarely needs to just use a role from ansible galaxy by itself so next up we’ll modify our playbook to define the server as a role that uses the redis role. Creating Our Role First up ...

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Build Docker Images with Packer and Ansible

Recently someone asked me where a good place is to get started learning tools like docker, packer and ansible. I did some quick googling and didn’t find what I thought were really good, in-depth tutorials so I decided to write one myself! Getting Started This tutorial assumes you are working with OSX although you should be able to accomplish the ...

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Packer, Ansible and Docker Part 2: Using Ansible Galaxy

Previously we setup packer, docker and ansible to build a very simple docker image that simply placed a file under /root with some content, a very simple start. Today we’ll go further and explore using ansible roles and making some pieces a bit more dynamic. A Real World Example In this tutorial, we’ll build a docker image that has Redis installed. ...

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