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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)

Preparing Ansible to work with Azure

Ansible interacts with the Azure resource manager's REST APIs to manage infrastructure components using Python SDK provided by Microsoft Azure, which requires credentials of an authorized user to interact with Azure REST APIs.

How to do it...

Ansible packages cloud modules to interact with Azure resource manager. These modules require Azure Python SDK to interact with the Azure resource manager's APIs. We will now prepare our host to run Ansible using Azure cloud modules and put it together so that it can create and manage Azure resources:

  1. We should start by installing Azure SDK on a host running Ansible:
$ pip install ansible[azure] 
  1. We need to set up credentials for the Azure...