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Welcome to my blog “randomly expressed”. I created this website to publish helpful tips. It’s mainly technology driven, but I will blog about other topics. I am a Unix sysadmin that is always looking to learn new things. My goal is to be able to share knowledge that others may find useful. xkcd.com

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Ansible Windows DataDog agent install

By on December 2, 2018 in Technology with No Comments

The following is a Ansible Windows playbook that will download the latest version of the Data Dog agent and install it. It will also add data dog tags to the Window’s server. If you have lots of Windows servers to manage Ansible can help out with that. Ansible Windows modules documentation — – name: DataDog […]

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Variable via shell command in Ansible

By on March 19, 2017 in Technology with 1 Comment

The ability to run shell commands and pass the output to a variable will enable you to add more logic to your playbooks. How to set a variable from the output of a shell command in your Ansible playbook? You will need to use the shell module to run your command and then use the […]

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