I have a desire set up virtual machines on my laptop using scripts for testing things like microservices. Unfortunately I don't much like BASH as a provisioning system and would prefer to work with Ansible.
The Init Provisioning scripts are designed to allow easy development of Ansible based virtual machines they perform the following tasks.
- Copy your SSH config and keys from
~/.ssh/into the virtual machine for authentication with GitHub etc.
- Install libraries necessary to install Ansible using pip
- Install Ansible.
- Set up the
/etc/ansible/hostsfile with roles coming from an environmental variable.
ansible-pullon repositories and playbooks which are also configured from environmental variables.
The following environmental variables are used:
ROLES: This is a semi colon separated list of all the roles you wish to give the virtual machine. These will be stored in
ANSIBLE_PULL_REPOSITORY_PLAYBOOK: This is a more complicated environmental variable consisting of:
- A Git repository
- Followed by two colons
- Then a set of playbook names (without the .yml extension) which should be separated by commas.
- If there are any more Git repositories, a semi colon should be inserted followed by another Git repository etc.
The end result is a command line which looks something like the following:
ANSIBLE_PULL_REPOSITORY_PLAYBOOKemail@example.com:forbesmyester/provisioning-common.git::terminal_developer,gui_developer;firstname.lastname@example.org:someother/repository::another_playbook' ROLES=developer vagrant up
And if your playbooks are correct, a completely provisioned and working Vagrant virtual machine.
You can get the Project at GitHub.