Automation in an Infrastructure as Code world

With IaaS on Azure or AWS

Jon Spriggs, FDE - jon.sprig.gs

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Introduction

  • Who (is the speaker)?
  • Why (talk about this)?
  • What (is this about)?

Why Automate?

Topics

  • Terminology
  • Cloud Formation
  • ARM templates
  • Ansible
  • Terraform
  • Combinations

Terminology?

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Terminology

Infrastructure as Code

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Terminology

Infrastructure as Code

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Terminology

Infrastructure as Code

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A moment to talk about methodology

Stepped

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Computed

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Let's Talk Tooling

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AWS CloudFormation Icon

Cloud Formation

Documentation
Reference Guide
My Code Samples

A screen grab of the AWS Documentation taken 2019-09-25
Microsoft Resource Group Icon

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates

Documentation
My Code Samples

A screen grab of the Azure Documentation taken 2019-09-25

Ansible

Ansible Logo (reversed colours)
Documentation
My Code Samples:
AWS | Azure

A screen grab of the Ansible Documentation taken 2019-09-25

Terraform

Terraform Logo
Documentation
My Code Samples:
AWS | Azure

A screen grab of the Terraform Documentation taken 2019-09-25

Combinations?

Combinations!

X triggers Y
My code samples:

AWS Azure
Ansible → CF Ansible → ARM
TF → CF TF → ARM
Ansible → TF → AWS API Ansible → TF → Azure API
 
Ansible from user/custom data
Examples:

AWS CF AWS TF AWS Ansible
Azure ARM Azure TF Azure Ansible
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Take Away

Azure Resource Manager
❤️
Ansible
❤️
Terraform
❤️
Cloud Formation

There's no right or wrong answer. Each tool has it's place; it's strengths and weaknesses.

Jon Spriggs, @JonTheNiceGuy | https://jon.sprig.gs

Your Next Steps?

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Code Samples

All available from: ⇒
https://github.com/JonTheNiceGuy
/cautious-octo-palm-tree

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Jon Spriggs, FDE

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Any questions?

Code Samples

All available from: ⇒
https://github.com/JonTheNiceGuy
/cautious-octo-palm-tree


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