Learning Ansible 2.7 - Third Edition

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Learn
  • Create a web server using Ansible
  • Write a custom module and test it
  • Deploy playbooks in the production environment
  • Troubleshoot networks using Ansible
  • Use Ansible Galaxy and Ansible Tower during deployment
  • Deploy an application with Ansible on AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean
About

Ansible is an open source automation platform that assists organizations with tasks such as application deployment, orchestration, and task automation. With the release of Ansible 2.7, even complex tasks can be handled much more easily than before.

Learning Ansible 2.7 will help you take your first steps toward understanding the fundamentals and practical aspects of Ansible by introducing you to topics such as playbooks, modules, and the installation of Linux, Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), and Windows support. In addition to this, you will focus on various testing strategies, deployment, and orchestration to build on your knowledge. The book will then help you get accustomed to features including cleaner architecture, task blocks, and playbook parsing, which can help you to streamline automation processes. Next, you will learn how to integrate Ansible with cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) before gaining insights into the enterprise versions of Ansible, Ansible Tower and Ansible Galaxy. This will help you to use Ansible to interact with different operating systems and improve your working efficiency.

By the end of this book, you will be equipped with the Ansible skills you need to automate complex tasks for your organization.

Features
  • Get familiar with the fundamentals of Ansible 2.7
  • Understand how to use Ansible Tower to scale your IT automation
  • Gain insights into how to develop and test Ansible playbooks
Page Count 266
Course Length 7 hours 58 minutes
ISBN 9781789954333
Date Of Publication 29 Apr 2019
Technical requirements
Provisioning resources in the cloud
Provisioning machines in AWS
Provisioning machines in DigitalOcean
Provisioning machines in Azure
Summary
Technical requirements
Setting up AWX
Creating new AWX projects
Using AWX inventories
Understanding AWX job templates
Using AWX jobs
Summary

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.