Nels  Franecki

Nels Franecki

1619515620

Implementing Ansible AWX — Gitlab integration

Ansible AWX (or its commercial counterpart, Red-Hat’s Ansible Tower) is a Web UI driven tool for enterprise deployment automation based on Ansible. Gitlab is an increasingly popular git-based repository manager with a lot of side-options. The two can really play into each other’s strengths with a bit of tinkering.

AWX really wants to be deployed into Kubernetes or a similar docker-based orchestration solution like OpenShift - just read the docs. This means it wants to be as stateless as possible following the K8s core philosophy, which consequently also means you should store all your plays, inventories and roles somewhere else — which is where Gitlab kicks in.

To be honest, I tried to circumvent the AWX intended deployment scenario for a while and while it worked, it was nowhere near optimal. For instance, I deployed an unofficial RPM-based AWX distibution into a CentOS VM, installed additional prerequisites directly into it’s virtualenv, played around fixing various path so the AWX Ansible worker can find them, etc. But it wasn’t elegant — it was more of a hack job, which made any upgrade or change of workflow a pain to plan or execute.

#awx #gitlab-ci #ansible #kubernetes

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Nels  Franecki

Nels Franecki

1619515620

Implementing Ansible AWX — Gitlab integration

Ansible AWX (or its commercial counterpart, Red-Hat’s Ansible Tower) is a Web UI driven tool for enterprise deployment automation based on Ansible. Gitlab is an increasingly popular git-based repository manager with a lot of side-options. The two can really play into each other’s strengths with a bit of tinkering.

AWX really wants to be deployed into Kubernetes or a similar docker-based orchestration solution like OpenShift - just read the docs. This means it wants to be as stateless as possible following the K8s core philosophy, which consequently also means you should store all your plays, inventories and roles somewhere else — which is where Gitlab kicks in.

To be honest, I tried to circumvent the AWX intended deployment scenario for a while and while it worked, it was nowhere near optimal. For instance, I deployed an unofficial RPM-based AWX distibution into a CentOS VM, installed additional prerequisites directly into it’s virtualenv, played around fixing various path so the AWX Ansible worker can find them, etc. But it wasn’t elegant — it was more of a hack job, which made any upgrade or change of workflow a pain to plan or execute.

#awx #gitlab-ci #ansible #kubernetes

Percy  Ebert

Percy Ebert

1596744840

How GitLab Pages Uses the GitLab API to Serve Content

GitLab Pages allows you to create and host GitLab project websites from a user account or group for free on GitLab.com or on your self-managed GitLab instance.

In this post, I will explain how the GitLab Pages daemon obtains a domain’s configuration using the GitLab API, specifically on GitLab.com.

How does GitLab Pages know where to find your website files?

GitLab Pages is moving to using object storage to store the contents of your web site. You can follow the development of this new feature here.

At the time of writing, GitLab Pages uses an NFS shared mount drive to store the contents of your website. You can define the value of this path by defining the [pages_path](https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/administration/pages/#change-storage-path) in your /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb file.

When you deploy a website using the pages: keyword in your .gitlab-ci.yml file, a public path artifact must be defined, containing the files available for your website. This public artifact eventually makes its way into the NFS shared mount.

When you deploy a website to GitLab Pages a domain will be created based on the custom Pages domain you have configured. For GitLab.com, the pages domain is *.gitlab.io, if you create a project named myproject.gitlab.io and enable HTTPS, a wildcard SSL certificate will be used. You can also setup a custom domain for your project, for example myawesomedomain.com.

For every project (a.k.a. domain) that is served by the Pages daemon, there must exist a directory in the NFS shared mount that matches your domain name and holds its contents. For example, if we had a project named myproject.gitlab.io, the Pages daemon would look for your .html files under /path/to/shared/pages/myproject/myproject.gitlab.io/public directory. This is how GitLab Pages serves the content published by the pages: keyword in your CI configuration.

Before GitLab 12.10 was released on GitLab.com, the Pages daemon would rely on a file named config.json located in your project’s directory in the NFS shared mount, that is /path/to/shared/pages/myproject/myproject.gitlab.io/config.json. This file contains metadata related to your project and custom domain names you may have setup.

{
  "domains":[
    {
      "Domain":"myproject.gitlab.io"
    },
    {
      "Domain": "mycustomdomain.com",
      "Certificate": "--certificate contents--",
      "Key": "--key contents--"
    }
  ],
  "id":123,
  "access_control":true,
  "https_only":true
}

GitLab Pages has been a very popular addition to GitLab, and over time the number of hosted websites on GitLab.com has increased a lot. On start-up, the Pages daemon would traverse all directories in the NFS shared mount and load the configuration of all the deployed Pages projects into memory. At some point in time, the Pages daemon would take over 20 minutes to load per instance on GitLab.com!

#gitlab #gitlab api #gitlab pages #api

Queenie  Davis

Queenie Davis

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Why Did GitLab Acquire UnReview?

Last week, open-source DevOps lifecycle platform GitLab acquired machine learning (ML) startup UnReview for an undisclosed amount. UnReview automatically recommends appropriate code reviewers for pull requests of GitLabGitHub and BitBucket projects.

GitLab is a collaboration tool for software developers and DevOps. Started in 2014, GitLab Inc. has more than 1,300 remote team members spread across 68 countries. Currently, the platform consists of thousands of developers and has about 30 million+ users (both paid and free), from startups to global enterprises.

“Integrating UnReview into the GitLab platform marks our first step in building GitLab’s applied ML for DevOps,” said Eric Johnson, CTO of GitLab.

Further, he said incorporating machine learning into GitLab’s DevOps platform improves the UX by automating workflows and compressing cycle time across all areas of the DevSecOps lifecycle. “We are also building new MLOps features to empower data scientists,” he added.

GitLab said the UnReview technology would be integrated into the GitLab code review experience for SaaS customers by the end of 2021.

Why GitLabs acquired UnReview?

Accelerating development cycles while ensuring the highest quality code is one of the most common challenges DevOps teams face today. AI/ML tools such as UnReview, Tabnine (formerly Codota), DeepchecksGranulate, help fast track DevOps cycles by anticipating what developers need in advance.

According to Gartner, 40% of DevOps teams are expected to be using application and infrastructure monitoring apps that have integrated artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) by 2023. Also, an enterprise using AI-based tools reduces review time by over 50%, revealed Delloite, in a report ‘AI-assisted software development.’

As per GitLab’s 2021 DevSecOps survey, 75% of respondents said their DevOps teams are planning to use ML/AI for testing and code review. The study revealed nearly 55% of operations teams said their DevOps life cycles were either completely or mostly automated.

Jim Mercer, research director DevSecOps and DevOps at global market intelligence firm IDC, said, DevOps teams can capitalise on cloud solutions that provide machine learning to remove friction from the DevOps pipeline, optimising developer productivity.

**GitLab’s applied machine learning for DevOps: **

  • With the integration of UnReview into GitLab’s platform, the platform will enrich machine learning capabilities to speed up the software development lifecycle.
  • Using UnReview’s machine learning algorithm, the merge request reviewers feature will be accelerated from a primarily manual process to an automated process. This will be extended to automate other workflow tasks like GitLab Epics soon.
  • Improves experience with more intelligent machine learning backed features to automate portfolio management within the manage and plan stages.

#opinions #gitlab integrates unreview #gitlab latest #unreview gitlab

akshay L

akshay L

1571752812

Ansible Installation & Configuration on AWS

In this video you will learn Ansible Installation & Configuration on AWS and how to install & configure ansible on ec2 step by step.

Why DevOps is important?

DevOps implementation is going through the roof with most of the largest software organizations around the world invested heavily in its implementation. The core values of devops is effectively based on the Agile Manifesto but with one slight change which moves the focus from creating a working software to one that is more interested in the end-to-end software service mechanism and delivery.

Why should you opt for a DevOps career?

For very long times the development and the operations teams of any software enterprise have stayed at arm’s length. But this organizational cultural shift thanks to devops a lot of changes are happening in forward-thinking enterprises. Learning devops will help you master all the skills needed in order to successfully build, operate, monitor, measure and improve the various processes in IT enterprises by better integrating development and operations. You will grab the best jobs in top MNCs after finishing this Intellipaat devops online training. The entire Intellipaat devops course is in line with the industry needs. There is a huge demand for devops certified professional. The salaries for devops professional are very good.

#Install Ansible #Ansible Installation and Configurationon AWS #Ansible

erick salah

1600756660

QuickBooks Amazon Integration | Steps to Integrate | +1(844)313-4856

QuickBooks accounting software always surprises with its amazing features. The addition of QuickBooks in Amazon bring more profits. The aim of this integration is to monitor and track the entire process more accurately to increase the business economy. This article will provide a brief description of “QuickBooks Amazon Integration” along with its advanced features.

Brief Description :
Make Amazon Accounting Automated - To find accuracy and less-time consuming process, amazon needs to integrate with QuickBooks accounting software. It makes the entire amazon accountancy automated to find better results and to reduce human efforts. In that way, they have more time to focus on all other services also. With these things, they will able to focus on each process to get potential profit.
With help of this integration, Amazon seller knows and understands all financial issues like never before. It helps to identify and manage your entire Amazon transaction data. After syncing with this approach, you can work more confidently to track FBA fees, inventory cost, taxes, shipping expenses, and many more processes. It introduces many advanced features such as Advanced Automation, Dedicated support, Full Analytics, Easy Installation, and Affordable cost.
After integration, you can easily import Amazon order related information into the QuickBooks self-employed to meet with easy techniques to categorize the business transaction. This amazing feature is only available via QuickBooks self-employed labs to choose the users. To integrate with your Amazon account, perform the below steps:
o From the upper right corner, choose the “Gear” icon
o Then choose “Labs” and then click on the “Turn it On” option
o After that, fill your Amazon credentials
o Then, it permits the connection to complete the process
Once you have integrated with Amazon, you can easily view a few orders at very first. Whenever transactions are imported via connected amazing to view order details, then they will easily be identified how many products have been attached to it. You have the option to split all transactions by order product.
While parting in QuickBooks Self-Employed, the transactions default to a split by thing, with the delivery and sales taxes for the allocated order relatively over the items.
New things you get in QuickBooks Amazon Integration:
Record your Orders:
∙ you can easily record order individually or summed up by month, week, day, or a specific settlement period with journal entries
∙ You can easily create invoices and sales Receipts
∙ In QuickBooks, consequently, update your inventory with each Amazon deal
∙ In QuickBooks, missing products automatically create
∙ Easy to access all details about record transactions such as Sales tax, discount promo codes, payment method. The shipping method, shipping address, and billing address
∙ Work with QuickBooks class-tracking, assemblies, bundle items, and group item
∙ Along with QuickBooks, You can work with all type of currencies
Sync Inventory:
∙ You can easily hold on to inventory levels updated with every sale and return
∙ Forecasting Inventory
∙ While adding stock to your QuickBooks, you find Automatically update inventory levels
∙ Sync items escorted by variations
∙ You can easily work with QuickBooks Enterprises advanced inventory module
∙ East to track numerous inventory sites
Sales tax Compliance:
∙ You can work for both single as well as multiple tax jurisdictions
∙ Guide Sales tax to an explicit product in QuickBooks for exact sales tax filing
Reports you want them:
∙ To find the reports in your manner, how Amazon Channel performing with a summary of transactions
∙ You get a clear view of all profits and losses by order, region, product, customer, and many more.
Listings:
∙ you can publish your products from QuickBooks to your Amazon store including images and all other related details.
∙ Bulk Export listing
Fully Automated:
Utilize the scheduler to automate all posting to find accuracy in real-time
Manage Refunds & cancellations:
You can easily make credit memos against the initial sale for exact transaction level accounting
Handle high volumes:
● You can easily record thousands of transactions per day
● You can easily record or utilize summaries to keep the QuickBooks company file smaller
Generate purchase orders:
● You find advanced configurable settings for generating POs
● Automated process to generate the vendor emails & purchase orders
It integrates with your all Amazon stores and capabilities such as amazon prime, Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon EU, Amazon Canada, Amazon Mexico, FBA, and Amazon Seller central
Few things to remember:
No new transactions are made. Existing transactions imported from your bank or credit card coordinated to orders on Amazon and the order related items are added to them.
For Amazon to order details to show up in QuickBooks Self-Employed, you more likely than not associated with the record you use to buy items on Amazon. In any case, if the record isn’t associated, the transaction details won’t show up in light of the fact that they won’t match the transaction. So in case if you utilize two installment techniques on Amazon, just the items bought with the installment strategy associated with QuickBooks Self-Employed will appear in QuickBooks Self-Employed. Items bought with a gift card or limited-time credit won’t show up.
After you’ve spared the part transaction, your work will stay, regardless of whether you select to kill the Amazon combination. Just the actual order items will vanish from the transaction.
Conclusion:
I hope the above information helps you know about the benefits and all the necessary information about the “QuickBooks Amazon Integration” It helps to grow your business with new ideas. QuickBooks’ in-built features reduce all complex issues to make things easy and simple. Thank you for spending your quality time to read my blog. If you have any doubt regarding the QuickBooks Amazon integration . then you can call our QuickBooks Support team at +1-844-313-4856 or do live chat with our QuickBooks online support team 24x7.

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