Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Ansible playbook for AWS S3 bucket creation | How to create S3 bucket using Ansible in AWS Cloud

We will learn how to create new S3 bucket using Ansible playbook and automate the execution using Jenkins Pipeline. 


  • Playbook for creating new S3 bucket needs to be created but you can refer my GitHub Repo

Ansible playbook for AWS S3 bucket creation


1. Create Ansible playbook for S3 bucket creation

(Sample playbook is available in my GitHub Repo, you can use that as a reference)

2. Create Jenkins Pipeline 

pipeline {
    agent any
    stages {
        stage ("checkout") {
            steps {
                        checkout([$class: 'GitSCM', branches: [[name: '*/master']], extensions: [],                                                     userRemoteConfigs: [[url: 'https://github.com/akannan1087/myAnsibleInfraRepo']]])         
        stage('execute') {
            steps {
                //to suppress warnings when you execute playbook    
                sh "pip install --upgrade requests==2.20.1"
                // execute ansible playbook
                ansiblePlaybook 'create-s3.yml'

Execute Pipeline

Pipeline Console output

Playbook for creating S3 for your reference:


 - name:  provisioning S3 Bucket using Ansible playbook
   hosts: localhost
   connection: local
   gather_facts: False
   tags: provisioning

     - name: create S3 bucket
         name: myansibles3bucket312
         state: present
         region: us-east-1
         versioning: yes
           name: myansiblebucket
           type: example
       register: s3_url

     - name: Display s3 url
       debug: var=s3_url

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

SonarQube server can not be reached Error | Troubleshoot SonarQube Jenkins or Azure DevOps Integration

 Let's see how to resolve SonarQube server can not be reached error.

Root cause and Fix:

When ever you stop EC2 instance and re-start, public DNS name always changes. So you will have to change it every time you restart. 

You need to re-enter new Sonarqube server URL under Jenkins --> Manage Jenkins --> Configure system. scroll down and under sonarQube configuration 

enter updated SonarQube URL. no need to create token again, old token is enough.

After you save, you can run the job in your CI server to integrate with Sonarqube.

Monday, February 27, 2023

How to Create a Docker Image for Springboot App and Push Docker image into Amazon ECR from Azure DevOps Pipelines | Azure DevOps Pipelines to Build and Push a Docker image to AWS ECR

Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) is a fully managed Docker container registry that makes it easy to store, share, and deploy container images. We will learn how to build docker image for a springboot microservices app using Azure DevOps(ADO) build pipeline and push docker image into AWS ECR.

What are we going to do in this lab?
1. Create a Repository in AWS ECR for storing docker images
2. Create an IAM user and AmazonEC2ContainerRegistryFullAccess policy.
3. Create access keys for IAM user in AWS console
4. Create service connection in AzureDevOps to connect to AWS using IAM user access & secret keys.
5. Create Azure DevOps Build pipeline with below tasks:
  • maven build for building JAR
  • build docker image
  • push docker image into ECR
6. Verify if docker image has been pushed to AWS ECR


Watch Steps in YouTube channel:

Step 1 - Create a repo in ECR 

Go to AWS console, type ECR

Click on Create Repository

Enter name for your repo - all lower case and Click create repository

Create an IAM user

Go to AWS console --> IAM --> Add Users

Enter name for the user
Search for EC2 and choose AmazonEC2ContainerRegistryFullAccess
Click on Create User

Create security credentials

Click on user name ecr-user
Click on Security credentials

Create Access key

Create Service connection 

Go to Project settings --> Service Connections

Enter Access keys and Secret keys

Enter Connect name and select Grant access to all pipelines
Click on save

Create a classic Azure Build pipeline

Click on use the classic editor

Select GitHub and choose your spring-boot project and click continue

Choose a template for the pipeline, type docker and select docker container

Click on Apply

Select build Agent for the Pipeline
Choose Ubuntu latest as build agent

Add Pipeline variables
imageName as springboot-app
repoName as my-springboot-repo

Add Maven task for building springboot JAR file
Make sure Maven task is moved up..it should be a first task

enter maven goas as install

Customize build an image Task 

start customizing the task, choose the version as 2.0
Enter $(imageName) as  Container repository 
Select build as command from drop down
Tags as it have shown below
Remove push an image task

Add ECR push task

now configure the task

Select as shown in screenshot
Choose aws service connection from drop down
select region as per your settings.
select Image ID
enter as $(imageName):$(Build.BuildId)

Repo Name as $(repoName)
$(Build.BuildId) as tar repo tag

Save and Queue
Select ubuntu latest as build agent..do NOT select window agents.

Now make sure build is successful.

Verify if Docker image has been pushed into AWS ECR

Now login to AWS console --> Go to ECR--> select your repo. verify if image has been uploaded successfully.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

How to Create Azure YAML build pipeline for SonarQube Code Scan | Automate Code Scan using SonarQube in Azure Build YAML Pipelines

Please find steps below for integrating SonarQube with Azure DevOps, Previously known as Visual Studio Team Services:



Once added SonarQube plug-in, click on proceed to Organization..

How to integrate SonarQube with Azure DevOps:

Create Token in SonarQube to authenticate with Azure DevOps
You need to login to SonarQube using your admin password. admin/admin123 and click on Admin on your top side.
Click on My Account, Security. 
Under Tokens, Give some value for token name and choose Global analysis token, click on generate Tokens. Copy the token value generated.

Create Service Connections in Azure DevOps 

Login to Azure DevOps. Select your project dashboard.

Click on Project settings --> Service connections

click on New service connection

Type SonarQube and Click Next

Enter SonarQube server url and enter Token created 
Give name for service connection and select Grant access permission to all pipelines.
Click on Save.

Create a YAML Build Pipeline in Azure DevOps

1. Login to Azure DevOps. Go to Azure Pipelines. Click on create a new pipeline
2. Choose Azure Repos Git as our Java Web App is configured in Azure Repos
3. Choose mySonarProject as repo
4. Click on Maven
5. Now click on Show Assistant
6. Type SonarQube and select Prepare Analysis configuration task

Select SonarQube from dropdown
Choose Integrate with Maven or Gradle, click on Add
7. Now Modify path of Pom.xml to MyWebApp/pom.xml
8. Change jdkVersionOption to 1.11
9. change maven goal to install sonar:sonar

10. Now click on Save and Run pipeline.
11. Now login to SonarQube dashboard, click on Projects to the code analysis report