If you have servers you definitively want to collect logs in a central place and store them for some time, so you can investigate what happens in case of issues. I personally rely on logz.io, but Grafana Cloud looks like a promising alternative
While I am am huge fan of Ansible not everything can be done out of the box. My issue particularly is the configuration of Cloudflare, which I still do via the Web UI.
While using borg since a long, I recently decided to move to restic. As for that I have created a new ansible role
Based on my last blog post, I've created a new ansible role to setup a systemd notification service for failing systemd services
If you have servers you definitively want to collect logs in a central place and store them for some time, so you can investigate what happens in case of issues. I personally rely on logz.io
I finally found some tome to improve my cloudflared ansible role, to be abel to use named tunnels
In Hetzner Cloud you can have multiple projects. As you can have different members per group, it really makes sense to have different projects for different purposes. I will explain in this article on how I work with multiple projects in Ansible, as well when using the cli
Passing simple strings to an ansible playbook as extra-vars is easy, but what if you want to pass lists or dictionary? Let's see...
I recently struggled into an issue where I have certain tasks which I want to run for the bootstrapping, as well when applying the desired state. I don't want to have to repeat the same task in different playbooks, so I had a look into reusable of ansible elements
Sometimes you have playbooks or roles which you only want to execute parts of it and not all. This is where you can use ansible tags.
Firewall for Hetzner Cloud is relatively new, but since I use ansible I really would like to create my firewalls the same way I to all my other stuff
I use Hetzner Servers and Hetzner Cloud for my own infrastructure which I setup with Ansible since the beginning. It's usually not much servers so overseeable. However, maintaining static inventory for my ansible project is a bit cumbersome when you already have all information available in the management interface. So let's see what we can do about and how I can reduce manual overhead.
Some observations regarding using dependencies in ansible roles