Interesting Uses of Ansible’s ternary filter

Some time ago I discovered an interesting use of the ternary-filter in Ansible. A ternary-filter in Ansible is a filter that takes three arguments: a condition, a value if the condition is true and an alternative value if the condition is false.

Here’s a simple example straight from Ansible …

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TIL how to create Azure Prometheus datasources with Ansible

Since I spent some time today on this, I’d rather write it down. Creating a Prometheus datasource that uses Azure Authentication was not straight forward.

Here’s the end result:

- name: Create a datasource in Grafana
  hosts: localhost
  gather_facts: false
    - name: Create prometheus datasource
        name …
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