Get Ansible to wait_for ssh

Whilst writing a follow-up to my last post, I noticed that Ansible was failing to connect to a newly spun up Linux server on the Rackspace Cloud and spent a bit of time troubleshooting the connection. All articles I've read using Rackspace & Ansible didn't mention much about ssh connection timeouts so I thought I'd put this together.

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Spin up a Rackspace Cloud Server with Ansible

Ansible is a configuration management, provisioning and work flow automation tool that is written in python. I've been playing around with for a little while and it's a rather refreshing change from the other configuration management tools I've spent time with (Puppet & Chef). Ansible is extremely simple to use and understand, so I thought it was time to write up some of my notes to help anyone getting to grips with using it on the Rackspace Public Cloud.

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Lucid Cluster Testing

In the past I've worked quite a lot with Red Hat Cluster Suite and other Linux based active/passive failover clustering technologies. As technology has moved on, so have the available options for cluster software. Pacemaker + Corosync are two of these fantastic technologies. more ...