Containerization with Ansible 2

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  • Increase your productivity by using Ansible roles to define and build images
  • Learn how to work with Ansible Container to manage, test, and deploy your containerized applications.
  • Increase the flexibility and portability of your applications by learning to use Ansible
  • Discover how you can apply your existing Ansible roles to the image build process
  • Get you up and running from building a simple container image to deploying a complex, multi-container app in the cloud.
  • Take an indepth look at the architecture of Ansible Container, and learn how to build re-usable container images, reliably and efficiently.

Today many organizations are adopting containerization and DevOps methodologies to improve the flexibility and reliability of deploying new applications. Building custom application containers often means leveraging brittle and oftentimes complex Dockerfiles that can lead to cumbersome, multi-layered containers. Ansible Container brings a new workflow for managing the development of containers from development all the way through to production. The goal of this book is to get you up and running with Ansible Container so that you can create container images from Ansible roles, run containers locally, and deploy them to the cloud.

We’ll progress from a simple, single container application, to a complex application consisting of multiple, connected containers. You’ll learn how to run the application locally, how to deploy it to an OpenShift cluster running locally, and how to deploy it to a Kubernetes cluster running in the cloud. Along the way, you’ll see how to use roles to define each image or micro-service, and how to share your completed project with the Ansible community. Next, you will be able to take full advantage of Ansible Container, and use it to automate the container lifecycle in your own projects.

By the end of this book,you will gain mastery of the Ansible Container platform by building complex multi-container projects ready for deployment into production.

  • Use Ansible Container as an integral part of your workflow to increase flexibility and portability.
  • Manage the container life cycle using existing Ansible roles and automate the entire container build, deployment and management process.
  • A step-by-step guide that will get you up and running from building a simple container image to deploying a complex, multi-container app in the cloud.
Page Count 234
Course Length 7 hours 1 minutes
ISBN 9781788291910
Date Of Publication 7 Dec 2017


Aric Renzo

Aric Renzo is a DevOps engineer based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a fan of all things geeky and open source. He has experience working on many open source and free software project deployments for clients based on OpenStack, Ansible, Docker, Chef, SaltStack, and Kubernetes. Aric is a member of the Ansible community and teaches courses on basic and advanced Ansible concepts. His past projects include work on data center deployments, network infrastructure automation, MongoDB NoSQL database architecture, and designing highly available OpenStack environments. Aric is a fan of anything to do with DevOps, automation, and making his workflow more efficient.

Aric is a lifelong geek and a graduate of Penn State University in the information sciences and technology program. He is married to Ashley Renzo, an incredibly beautiful and talented science teacher in Gaston County, North Carolina.

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