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Ansible 2 Cloud Automation Cookbook

By : Aditya Patawari, Vikas Aggarwal
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Ansible 2 Cloud Automation Cookbook

By: Aditya Patawari, Vikas Aggarwal

Overview of this book

Ansible has a large collection of inbuilt modules to manage various cloud resources. The book begins with the concepts needed to safeguard your credentials and explain how you interact with cloud providers to manage resources. Each chapter begins with an introduction and prerequisites to use the right modules to manage a given cloud provider. Learn about Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and other providers. Each chapter shows you how to create basic computing resources, which you can then use to deploy an application. Finally, you will be able to deploy a sample application to demonstrate various usage patterns and utilities of resources.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Tagging an instance

Tagging an instance is useful for organization as well as it is helpful while creating firewall rules. When we start using dynamic inventory, then tagging will be helpful in running playbooks against a certain set of instances tagged with a certain string.

How to do it...

Tagging an instance is straightforward using the gce_tag module:

- name: set tag for the instance
instance_name: app
tags: http
zone: "{{ zone }}"
state: present
pem_file: "{{ credentials_file }}"
service_account_email: "{{ service_account_email }}"
project_id: "{{ project_id }}"
- recipe5

Here we have just tagged the instance as http. We can specify any number...