Just discovered #ansible for me. Of course did know about it but never properly checked it out.
Such a nice tool and just great to provision a base image for VPS instances. Especially not having to fiddle with all the edge cases when provisioning with shell scripts.
Still much to learn, I feel I just scratched the surface of it... Well, my setup is rather simple anyways 😅
Sure, it's not 100% the same as the base image is different so you still can expect one or the other thing to fail when running against the cloud provider.
But still it's such a helpful tool to develop the setup all locally first.
@dnaka91 Vagrant is a real life saver. I'm still surprised a lot of people don't use it. You're right about Ansible being better at error handling and retries; bash would require too much boiler plate code to handle that. One thing I like is that once I'm happy with my Ansible setup, I can use it as a provisioner in Packer and get a golden image out of it :)
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