Constructing Ansible variables with the vars-lookup plugin

I have an Ansible role that deploys microservices, of whom I have a list of. The microservices are called foo, bar and baz. I also have a list of stages, called DEV, QA and PROD where the microservices get deployed to. Of course, every microservice needs to connect to a …

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Testing Ansible roles

We - at the dev-sec.io-team - create Ansible (and Puppet and Chef) roles that harden the security of our Linux-servers. They are meant to be used in production so we try to provide these roles to several different operating systems, including Debian, Ubuntu, RedHat and its derivates.

Manually testing the roles on many different systems is a very time-consuming task: You’ll have to set up a virtual machine, update it, install Ansible, run the playbook, fix an error, rinse and repeat. If you want to do this on many different operating systems, doing it manually is impossible.

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