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  • Write your own playbooks to configure servers running CentOS, Ubuntu, and Windows
  • Identify repeatable tasks and write playbooks to automate them
  • Define a highly available public cloud infrastructure in code, making it easy to distribute your infrastructure configuration
  • Deploy and configure Ansible Tower and Ansible AWX
  • Learn to use community contributed roles
  • Use Ansible in your day-to-day role and projects

Ansible has grown from a small, open source orchestration tool to a full-blown orchestration and configuration management tool owned by Red Hat. Its powerful core modules cover a wide range of infrastructures, including on-premises systems and public clouds, operating systems, devices, and services—meaning it can be used to manage pretty much your entire end-to-end environment. Trends and surveys say that Ansible is the first choice of tool among system administrators as it is so easy to use.

This end-to-end, practical guide will take you on a learning curve from beginner to pro. You'll start by installing and configuring the Ansible to perform various automation tasks. Then, we'll dive deep into the various facets of infrastructure, such as cloud, compute and network infrastructure along with security.

By the end of this book, you'll have an end-to-end understanding of Ansible and how you can apply it to your own environments.

  • Build your learning curve using Ansible
  • Automate cloud, network, and security infrastructures with ease
  • Gain hands-on exposure on Ansible
Page Count 578
Course Length 17 hours 20 minutes
ISBN 9781788998758
Date Of Publication 27 Jun 2018


Russ McKendrick

Russ McKendrick is an experienced system administrator who has been working in IT and related industries for over 25 years. During his career, he has had varied responsibilities, from looking after an entire IT infrastructure to providing first-line, second-line, and senior support in both client-facing and internal teams for large organizations.

Russ supports open source systems and tools on public and private clouds at N4Stack, a Node4 company, where he is the practice manager (SRE and DevOps). In his spare time, he has written several books including Mastering Docker, Learn Ansible and Kubernetes for Serverless Applications, all published by Packt Publishing.