Ansible: Up and Running

Ansible: Up and Running

Lorin Hochstein


Among the numerous configuration administration instruments to be had, Ansible has a few specific advantages—it’s minimum in nature, you don’t have to set up something in your nodes, and it has a simple studying curve. This useful advisor indicates you the way to be effective with this instrument speedy, even if you’re a developer deploying code to construction or a approach administrator trying to find a greater automation solution.

Author Lorin Hochstein exhibits you the way to write down playbooks (Ansible’s configuration administration scripts), deal with distant servers, and discover the tool’s genuine energy: integrated declarative modules. You’ll detect that Ansible has the performance you would like and the simplicity you desire.

  • Understand how Ansible differs from different configuration administration systems
  • Use the YAML dossier structure to write down your personal playbooks
  • Learn Ansible’s help for variables and facts
  • Work with a whole instance to set up a non-trivial application
  • Use roles to simplify and reuse playbooks
  • Make playbooks run quicker with ssh multiplexing, pipelining, and parallelism
  • Deploy functions to Amazon EC2 and different cloud platforms
  • Use Ansible to create Docker photographs and install Docker containers

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