May 8th Mtg: Using Ansible for System Administration Tasks

Date: May 8th, 2014
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 303 (The new NORMAL room – 1 Floor down)
University of Washington Campus
Subject: Using Ansible for System Administration Tasks
Presenters: Thomas Uphill

This talk will cover:
– Intro to ansible – how it works.
– Simple one liners with ansible
– Playbooks, simple example
– scripting ansible from python

*Tho**mas Uphill* ( is currently
working on the Linux system administration team at Costco Wholesale in
Issaquah. Thomas uses puppet for configuration management and fills in the
orchestration gaps with ansible.


As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.