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Mastering Ansible. - Third Edition

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    Section 1: Ansible Overview and Fundamentals
About this book
Automation is essential for success in the modern world of DevOps. Ansible provides a simple, yet powerful, automation engine for tackling complex automation challenges. This book will take you on a journey that will help you exploit the latest version's advanced features to help you increase efficiency and accomplish complex orchestrations. This book will help you understand how Ansible 2.7 works at a fundamental level and will also teach you to leverage its advanced capabilities. Throughout this book, you will learn how to encrypt Ansible content at rest and decrypt data at runtime. Next, this book will act as an ideal resource to help you master the advanced features and capabilities required to tackle complex automation challenges. Later, it will walk you through workflows, use cases, orchestrations, troubleshooting, and Ansible extensions. Lastly, you will examine and debug Ansible operations, helping you to understand and resolve issues. By the end of the book, you will be able to unlock the true power of the Ansible automation engine and tackle complex, real- world actions with ease.
Publication date:
March 2019
Publisher
Packt
Pages
412
ISBN
9781789951547

 

Section 1: Ansible Overview and Fundamentals

In this section, we will explore the fundamentals of how Ansible works and establish a sound basis on which to develop playbooks and workflows.

The following chapters are included in this section:

Chapter 1, The System Architecture and Design of Ansible

Chapter 2, Protecting Your Secrets with Ansible

Chapter 3, Ansible and Windows – Not Just for Linux

Chapter 4, Infrastructure Management for Enterprises with AWX

About the Authors
  • James Freeman

    James Freeman is an accomplished IT professional with over 25 years' experience in the technology industry. He has more than a decade of first-hand experience in solving real-world enterprise problems in production environments using Ansible, open source, and AWS. As part of this work, he frequently introduces Ansible as a new technology to businesses and CTOs for the first time. In addition, he has co-authored five books and one video training course on Ansible, facilitated bespoke Ansible workshops and training sessions, and presented at both international conferences and meetups on Ansible.

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  • Jesse Keating

    Jesse Keating is an accomplished Ansible user, contributor, and presenter. He has been an active member of the Linux and open source community for over 15 years. He has firsthand experience involving a variety of IT activities, software development, and large-scale system administration. He has presented at numerous conferences and meetups, and has written many articles on a variety of topics.

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