Remove an EC2 host with Ansible

I spent forever trying to understand the built in Ansible ec2 modules.  What I was trying to figure out seemed simple:  How do you delete all your ec2 instances?  Nothing too clever.  Turns out it was easier to create the instances than delete it (for me anyway).  So I’m writing this down here so I…

Why Docker Changes everything

There are many shifts we talk about in IT.  Here are 2 recent examples come to mind that most people are familiar with: The shift from physical to virtual The shift from on-prem infrastructure to cloud based consumption IT. Ultimately it is an organization with a clear vision that disrupts the status quo and creates…

Docker

I’m finally jumping in on the Docker bandwagon and it is pretty exciting.  Here’s how I did a quick trial of it to make it work. Install OS I could do this in my AWS account, or I can do it with my local private cloud.  So many options these days.  I installed the latest…

AWS with python

In my previous post, I set up my Mac to do python development.  Now I’m ready to launch an EC2 image using boto. Create Virtual Python Environment I have already logged into AWS and created an account.  I gave it a credit card and now I get a free server for a year that I…