Learning Ansible 2, Second Edition

Learning Ansible 2, Second Edition

by Fabio Alessandro Locati


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Learn everything you need to manage and handle your systems with ease with Ansible 2 using this comprehensive guide

About This Book
  • Simplify the automation of applications and systems using the newest version of Ansible
  • Get acquainted with fundamentals of Ansible such as playbooks, modules, and various testing strategies
  • A comprehensive, learning guide that provides you with great skills to automate your organization's infrastructure using Ansible 2
Who This Book Is For

The book is for sys admins who want to automate their organization's infrastructure using Ansible 2. No prior knowledge of Ansible is required.

What You Will Learn
  • Set up Ansible 2 and an Ansible 2 project in a future-proof way
  • Perform basic operations with Ansible 2 such as creating, copying, moving, changing, and deleting files, and creating and deleting users
  • Deploy complete cloud environments using Ansible 2 on AWS and DigitalOcean
  • Explore complex operations with Ansible 2 (Ansible vault, e-mails, and Nagios)
  • Develop and test Ansible playbooks
  • Write a custom module and test it
In Detail

Ansible is an open source automation platform that assists organizations with tasks such as configuration management, application deployment, orchestration, and task automation. With Ansible, even complex tasks can be handled easier than before.

In this book, you will learn about the fundamentals and practical aspects of Ansible 2 by diving deeply into topics such as installation (Linux, BSD, and Windows Support), playbooks, modules, various testing strategies, provisioning, deployment, and orchestration. In this book, you will get accustomed with the new features of Ansible 2 such as cleaner architecture, task blocks, playbook parsing, new execution strategy plugins, and modules. You will also learn how to integrate Ansible with cloud platforms such as AWS. The book ends with the enterprise versions of Ansible, Ansible Tower and Ansible Galaxy, where you will learn to interact Ansible with different OSes to speed up your work to previously unseen levels

By the end of the book, you'll able to leverage the Ansible parameters to create expeditious tasks for your organization by implementing the Ansible 2 techniques and paradigms.

Style and approach

This book is a step-by-step learning guide on the all new Ansible 2, which is an ideal configuration management tool.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786464231
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 11/23/2016
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Fabio Alessandro Locati is a senior consultant at Red Hat, public speaker, author, and open source contributor. His main areas of expertise are Linux, security, cloud technologies, and automation. With more than 10 years of working experience in the field, he has experience in different IT roles, technologies, and languages.

He has worked for many different companies, starting from a one-man company to huge companies such as Tech Data and Samsung. This has allowed him to consider various technologies from different points of view, helping him develop critical thinking and swiftly understand whether a particular technology is the right fit for a specific project.

Since he is always looking for better technologies, he also tries new technologies to understand their advantages over the old ones as well as their maturity status. One of the most important things he evaluates about a technology is its internal security and the possibility of adding security through configuration or interaction with other technologies.

In his work and to manage his own machines, he has used Ansible since 2013.

He often gives talks about his work, the projects he helps with in his spare time, and his vision of the IT and security worlds. He is the author of the book OpenStack Cloud Security, Packt Publishing.

In his spare time, he helps out on the Fedora Project as well as Wikimedia and Open Street Map.

You can find more about him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/fabiolocati/en and at https://fale.io/.

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