Implementing DevOps with Ansible 2

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  • Get to the grips with the fundamentals of Ansible 2.2 and how you can benefit from leveraging Ansible for DevOps.
  • Adapt the DevOps process and learn how Ansible and other tools can be used to automate it.
  • Start automating Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery tasks using Ansible
  • Maximize the advantages of tools such as Docker, Jenkins, JIRA, and many more to implement the DevOps culture.
  • Integrate DevOps tools with Ansible
  • Extend Ansible using Python and create custom modules that integrate with unique specific technology stacks
  • Connect and control the states of various third-party applications such as GIT, SVN, Artifactory, Nexus, Jira, Hipchat, Slack, Nginx, and others

Thinking about adapting the DevOps culture for your organization using a very simple, yet powerful automation tool, Ansible 2? Then this book is for you!

In this book, you will start with the role of Ansible in the DevOps module, which covers fundamental DevOps practices and how Ansible is leveraged by DevOps organizations to implement consistent and simplified configuration management and deployment. You will then move on to the next module, Ansible with DevOps, where you will understand Ansible fundamentals and how Ansible Playbooks can be used for simple configuration management and deployment tasks. After simpler tasks, you will move on to the third module, Ansible Syntax and Playbook Development, where you will learn advanced configuration management implementations, and use Ansible Vault to secure top-secret information in your organization. In this module, you will also learn about popular DevOps tools and the support that Ansible provides for them (MYSQL, NGINX, APACHE and so on). The last module, Scaling Ansible for the enterprise, is where you will integrate Ansible with CI and CD solutions and provision Docker containers using Ansible.

By the end of the book you will have learned to use Ansible to leverage your DevOps tasks.

  • Learn how to use Ansible playbooks along with YAML and JINJA to create efficient DevOps solutions
  • Use Ansible to provision and automate Docker containers and images
  • Learn the fundamentals of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery and how to leverage Ansible to implement these modern DevOps
  • Learn the fundamentals of creating custom Ansible modules
  • Learn the fundamentals of Ansible Galaxy
  • Follow along step-by-step as we teach you to scale Ansible for your DevOps processes
Page Count 266
Course Length 7 hours 58 minutes
ISBN 9781787120532
Date Of Publication 20 Jul 2017


Jonathan McAllister

Jonathan McAllister has been creating software and automations since he was a child. As an avid computer technologist, he has had 13 years' professional experience in software development, test, and delivery practices. During his career, he has architected and implemented software build, test, and delivery solutions for cutting-edge technology organizations across diverse technology stacks. Jonathan has most recently been focusing on build pipelines, continuous integration, continuous delivery, microservice architecture, standardized processes, agile and Kanban, and the implementation of highly scalable automation solutions. He has worked and consulted for some of the industry's most notable companies, including Microsoft, Merck, Logitech, and Oracle.

His focus is entirely on designing scalable software build, delivery, and test pipelines in an effort to streamline releases through standardization and help develop strategies that can elevate revenue through modern continuous practices.