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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)

Working with Azure Blob storage

The Azure Storage Account offers Blob storage, which operates in the same way as files stored on our local systems, such as pictures, videos, PDFs, and so on. In this recipe, we will learn how to use the Azure Storage Account for storing blobs.

Before we jump into creating blob objects, we should know some more about the blob service concept. Look at the following diagram:

  • The Azure Storage Account is an access point through which Azure storage can be accessed.
  • The Storage Container is a set of specific storage blobs. Every blob needs to be part of a container.
  • The Blobs is a file that could be anything, such as a PDF, image, video, and so on.

How to do it...

  1. Create a storage container:
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