With the release of Ansible 2.8, Microsoft continues its commitment to ensure Azure provides a great experience for Ansible users. We have our biggest release to-date with new modules supporting a wide range of Azure services. Read below for more details about what’s new for Azure with Ansible 2.8.
Enhanced support for Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS)
A key scenario we enabled based on community feedback is the ability to update applications deployed to Azure VMSS through a custom image. Check out this new tutorial to see how you can create an image from an existing VM and then update a scale set using the custom image.
New modules with tutorials
Speaking of guidance, we are particularly excited to share the following 11 new tutorials and sample playbooks to walk you through how to automate deployment and configuration of these new modules in Ansible 2.8.
Azure Container Service (AKS):
- Tutorial: Configure kubenet networking in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) using Ansible
- Tutorial: Configure Azure Container Networking Interface (CNI) networking in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) using Ansible
- Tutorial: Configure role-based access control (RBAC) roles in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) using Ansible
Azure Cosmo DB:
Azure Cache for Redis:
Azure HD Insight:
Azure Service Bus
- Tutorial: Configure queues in Azure Service Bus using Ansible
- Tutorial: Configure topics in Azure Service Bus using Ansible
Azure DevTest Labs:
Virtual Network Peering:
Dynamic Inventory configuration:
Additional new modules
On top of the modules with tutorials mentioned above, here are several new modules that allow users to configure even more automation on Azure:
Azure Database for MariaDB:
Azure Role Assignment:
Azure Role Definition:
Azure Web App Slot:
Questions, comments or feedback? Let us know in the comments.