Hands-On Enterprise Automation on Linux

By James Freeman
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  1. Section 1: Core Concepts

About this book

Automation is paramount if you want to run Linux in your enterprise effectively. It helps you minimize costs by reducing manual operations, ensuring compliance across data centers, and accelerating deployments for your cloud infrastructures.

Complete with detailed explanations, practical examples, and self-assessment questions, this book will teach you how to manage your Linux estate and leverage Ansible to achieve effective levels of automation. You'll learn important concepts on standard operating environments that lend themselves to automation, and then build on this knowledge by applying Ansible to achieve standardization throughout your Linux environments.

By the end of this Linux automation book, you'll be able to build, deploy, and manage an entire estate of Linux servers with higher reliability and lower overheads than ever before.

Publication date:
January 2020


Section 1: Core Concepts

The objective of this section is to understand the systems administration fundamentals and techniques that will be covered in this book. First, we will cover a hands-on introduction to Ansible, the tool that will be used throughout this book for automation and purposes such as package management and advanced systems administration en masse.

This section comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Building a Standard Operating Environment on Linux
  • Chapter 2, Automating Your IT Infrastructure with Ansible
  • Chapter 3, Streamlining Infrastructure Management with AWX

About the Author

  • James Freeman

    James Freeman is an accomplished IT consultant with over 20 years' experience in the technology industry. He has more than 5 years of first-hand experience of solving real-world enterprise problems in production environments using Ansible, frequently introducing Ansible as a new technology to businesses and CTOs for the first time. In addition, he has authored and facilitated bespoke Ansible workshops and training sessions, and has presented at both international conferences and meetups on Ansible.

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