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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)

Using Ansible Tower with a cloud provider

So far, we have seen a few simple operations performed using Ansible Tower. Let's now start using Ansible Tower in a real-life situation.

Note that our license will only let us manage up to 10 hosts. If our AWS account has more than 10 hosts, the inventory script will fail. If we want to manage more than 10 hosts, we should upgrade our license.

How to do it...

We will add an Amazon Web Services cloud to Ansible Tower and fetch the hosts present in the cloud dynamically. Let's start by creating a cloud credential.

  1. We want to create a credential of the type Amazon Web Services, so go to the settings button and select the CREDENTIALS section.
  2. In the NEW CREDENTIAL section,...