Automating Windows Server Environment Updates With Ansible

Hello Everyone,

Nowadays, automating IT environments is one of the biggest challenges for IT Administrators and these tasks brings more efforts and time consuming when there are tasks that need to be one daily, weekly, monthly and scheduled ones aslo. I’m gonna wrtie about a service which can help us in automating some basic to enterprise tasks for making it easy for our environment.

Ansible! Yes, there are more automating processes like chef, puppet, PowerShell DSC, I’ve tested all of the services the one which helped me in automating my environment achieve what I wanted was Ansible, because I really felt comfort either in configuring and running the service itself.

To start, it just needs configurations to be done after that you just need to add YAMEL .yml file which is the easy ones to write and prepare which services need to be insatall, which updates when and how gonna push into the systems, how’s the status of services in your servers and etc… and you’re just managing all of the them just from one point “Ansible Tower” this is where you create and manage all jobs, templates and defining how it’s gonna work in your infrastructure.

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What is Azure Compute services?

What is Azure Compute services?

 

Firstly, I want to start this article with an introduction to Azure Compute Services and have a background about Azure Compute Services. Some part of this Article is from Azure Fundamentals with AZ-900 Exam book.

Azure Compute Services is desiged for running cloud-based applications on it. It provides services such as networkings, memory, disks and processors and OS. You can use resources in an on demand basis and even in seconds after paying for the resources you want to use.

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Azure Active Directory ( From Microsoft Docs)

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management service. Azure AD helps your employees sign in and access resources in:

  • External resources, such as Microsoft Office 365, the Azure portal, and thousands of other SaaS applications.
  • Internal resources, such as apps on your corporate network and intranet, along with any cloud apps developed by your own organization.

You can use the various Microsoft Cloud for Enterprise Architects Series posters to better understand the core identity services in Azure, Azure AD, and Office 365.

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