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Learning Ansible 2 - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Set up Ansible 2 and an Ansible 2 project in a future-proof way
  • Perform basic operations with Ansible 2 such as creating, copying, moving, changing, and deleting files, and creating and deleting users)
  • Deploy complete cloud environments using Ansible 2 on AWS and DigitalOcean
  • Explore complex operations with Ansible 2 (Ansible vault, e-mails, and Nagios)
  • Develop and test Ansible playbooks
  • Write a custom module and test it
About

Ansible is an open source automation platform that assists organizations with tasks such as configuration management, application deployment, orchestration, and task automation. With Ansible, even complex tasks can be handled easier than before.

In this book, you will learn about the fundamentals and practical aspects of Ansible 2 by diving deeply into topics such as installation (Linux, BSD, and Windows Support), playbooks, modules, various testing strategies, provisioning, deployment, and orchestration. In this book, you will get accustomed with the new features of Ansible 2 such as cleaner architecture, task blocks, playbook parsing, new execution strategy plugins, and modules. You will also learn how to integrate Ansible with cloud platforms such as AWS. The book ends with the enterprise versions of Ansible, Ansible Tower and Ansible Galaxy, where you will learn to interact Ansible with different OSes to speed up your work to previously unseen levels

By the end of the book, you’ll able to leverage the Ansible parameters to create expeditious tasks for your organization by implementing the Ansible 2 techniques and paradigms.

Features
  • Simplify the automation of applications and systems using the newest version of Ansible
  • Get acquainted with fundamentals of Ansible such as playbooks, modules, and various testing strategies
  • A comprehensive, learning guide that provides you with great skills to automate your organization’s infrastructure using Ansible 2
Page Count 266
Course Length 7 hours 58 minutes
ISBN 9781786464231
Date Of Publication 21 Nov 2016

Authors

Fabio Alessandro Locati

Fabio Alessandro Locati, commonly known as Fale, is a director at Otelia, a public speaker, an author, and an open source contributor. His main areas of expertise are Linux, automation, security, and cloud technologies. Fale has more than 12 years of working experience in IT, with many of them spent consulting for many companies, including dozens of Fortune 500 companies. This has allowed him to consider technologies from different points of view, and to think critically about them.