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Ansible PlayBooks

Post by markhensler » Jun 26, 2018 2:57 pm

There doesn't seem to be much on GitHub. I'm hoping some folks would be willing to share their playbooks here.

In the Jun 3rd newsletter, Gostev mentioned that Veeam had some complex Ansible automation built out. I would love to see this made available to the public.

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Post by Gostev » Jun 26, 2018 3:22 pm 2 people like this post

I did get some requests so now someone is cleaning up the code to remove customer-specific stuff, as soon as that is done we will publish them!

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Re: Ansible PlayBooks

Post by GrahamS » Sep 28, 2018 1:38 am

Was there any output from this?

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Re: Ansible PlayBooks

Post by schlbra » Oct 04, 2018 8:30 pm

I haven't seen anything on github. I was going to write my own playbooks using the URI module and the Veeam API, however, it doesn't seem like the API has full functionality. It looks like I will have to resort to writing a custom ansible module in Powershell if I want to leverage ansible for automating Veeam.

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Re: Ansible PlayBooks

Post by MichaelCade » Oct 05, 2018 5:32 am

Can I ask why Ansible is the configuration management tool of choice?

I have been working on a CHEF cookbook that is now published and available. The reason why we chose CHEF was based on better supportability for Windows. The majority of Veeam servers live on windows so that’s why we went that way.

Also what tasks are you looking to automate with Ansible?
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Re: Ansible PlayBooks

Post by markhensler » Mar 13, 2019 6:43 pm

Regarding CHEF vs Ansible. For me, I already have Anisble deployed. I would rather not stand up another configuration management tool. I'm looking to add backup management to my existing Ansible structure.

I don't recall seeing anything released from Veeam regarding Ansible. Did I just miss it? Or, has this not yet been released?

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Re: Ansible PlayBooks

Post by nielsengelen » Mar 13, 2019 8:17 pm

Correct, currently the ansible part hasn’t been released yet.
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Re: Ansible PlayBooks

Post by sandsturm » Jul 01, 2019 2:07 pm 1 person likes this post

Is there a status update concerning Ansible playbooks to automate Veeam? I'm also interested in this topic. The current main reason is the deployment of Linux agents, but if other topics like creating new backup jobs, check if the configuration of backup jobs is correct, adding vsphere tags to a VM etc are covered already, I don't have to do it by myself.

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Re: Ansible PlayBooks

Post by MichaelCade » Jul 01, 2019 6:46 pm 1 person likes this post

Sandsturm,

The ability to use Ansible to Install and Configure Veeam Agent for linux on Debian and CentOS. https://github.com/sbaerlocher/ansible.veeam-agent this has not been created by Veeam but by https://twitter.com/sbaerlocher

Also one of our Veeam Vanguards has also created a playbook for the Veeam Backup & Replication unattended installation, and I believe he has further plans here to add other functionality - https://mycloudrevolution.com/en/2019/0 ... h-ansible/

Markus details can be found here as well as on his site. Again this Ansible Playbook was not created by Veeam. https://twitter.com/vMarkus_K/
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Re: Ansible PlayBooks

Post by Markus.K1985 » Jul 08, 2019 2:59 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi,

Thanks for sharing my blog post Michael! Another post about Veeam Ansible modules for deeper integration is almost ready for publication.

In the meantime you can check the GitHub repo:
https://github.com/mycloudrevolution/Anisble-Veeam

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Re: Ansible PlayBooks

Post by Markus.K1985 » Jul 09, 2019 10:46 am 2 people like this post

Blog post is published.

Ansible Veeam Modules Preview
https://mycloudrevolution.com/en/2019/0 ... s-preview/

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