Free eBook: Mastering Ansible - Third Edition
James Freeman and Jesse Keating, 412 pages, Mar 2019
- Tackle complex automation challenges with the newly added features in Ansible 2.7
DescriptionAutomation is essential for success in the modern DevOps world. Ansible provides a simple yet powerful automation engine to tackle complex automation challenges. This book provides you with the knowledge you need to understand how Ansible 2.7 works at a fundamental level and leverage its advanced capabilities.
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The System Architecture and Design of Ansible
This chapter looks at the ins and outs of how Ansible goes about performing tasks on behalf of an engineer, how it is designed, and how to work with inventory and variables.
Protecting Your Secrets with Ansible
This chapter explores the tools available to encrypt data at rest and prevent secrets from being revealed at runtime.
Ansible and Windows - Not Just for Linux
This chapter explores the integration of Ansible with Windows hosts to enable automation in cross-platform environments.
Infrastructure Management for Enterprises with AWX
This chapter provides an overview of the powerful open source graphical management framework for Ansible known as AWX, and how this might be employed in an enterprise environment.
Unlocking the Power of Jinja2 Templates
This chapter states the varied uses of the Jinja2 templating engine within Ansible and discusses ways to make the most out of its capabilities.
Controlling Task Conditions
This chapter explains how to change the default behavior of Ansible to customize task error and change conditions.
Exploit design, deployment, and management of large-scale containers
Leverage the power of Kubernetes to build an efficient software delivery pipeline.
Use Ansible to configure your systems, deploy software, and orchestrate advanced IT tasks