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Sep 3, 2016 - 1 minute read - Comments - sysadmin OpenIndiana illumos ansible

Managing illumos networking with Ansible

On August 30th, my work on Ansible modules for managing Solaris/illumos networking was merged into ansible-modules-extras repository. This functionality will be available in the next release of Ansible. Following modules were contributed:

This also marks a major milestone for automating the deployment of Solaris/illumos zones with Ansible. There already was a module for creating/deleting zones and manipulating their state - solaris_zone. However, there was not a way to manage the networking aspect of zones until now.

In the future, I have plans to contribute more modules for Solaris/illumos networking management and also other aspects of these systems. I have collected some module ideas in the Github repository. If you have any module ideas, be sure to create an issue of send a PR to the repository.