Ansible timezone issue

It appears like there is a bug with setting the timezone with ansible. Maybe it will be fixed soon but a workaround like below worked for me. Issue: Timezone module cannot set timezone in not systemd based system #19745 https://github.com/ansible/ansible/issues/19745 Should work like this: Workaround like this:

AWS API and Python Boto

Quick note on connection to EC2 to list instances. – Ensure IAM User permissions. In my case I tried EC2FullAccess. – Ensure you have your access and secret key handy. – This example just cycle through regions and list any instances. Example: $ python list.py myaccess_key mysecret_key us-east-1: [Instance:i-1aac5699] us-east-1:…

Expect and bash

Quick example of spawning a problem that have a password prompt and can’t accept a documented parameter for a password. I used another bash script to simulate a password prompt but in my automation challenge it was an executable that prompted. Main script just to take a password for passing…

Excel Advanced Filter

Filtering systematically through a lot of data you may need to slowly exclude rows one by one based on your findings or root cause process. I used advanced filters to accomplish this. Examples here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Filter-by-using-advanced-criteria-4c9222fe-8529-4cd7-a898-3f16abdff32b#bmexample5 After applying a filter with: excluding 192.168.38.103 and excluding Destination Ports 215 and 217 and…