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Learn Ansible

By : Russ McKendrick
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Learn Ansible

By: Russ McKendrick

Overview of this book

Ansible has grown from a small, open source orchestration tool to a full-blown orchestration and configuration management tool owned by Red Hat. Its powerful core modules cover a wide range of infrastructures, including on-premises systems and public clouds, operating systems, devices, and services—meaning it can be used to manage pretty much your entire end-to-end environment. Trends and surveys say that Ansible is the first choice of tool among system administrators as it is so easy to use. This end-to-end, practical guide will take you on a learning curve from beginner to pro. You'll start by installing and configuring the Ansible to perform various automation tasks. Then, we'll dive deep into the various facets of infrastructure, such as cloud, compute and network infrastructure along with security. By the end of this book, you'll have an end-to-end understanding of Ansible and how you can apply it to your own environments.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)

Integrating with third-party services

Although you may be the one running the playbooks, you may keep a log of your playbook run or keep other members of your team or even other departments up to date with the results of the playbook run. Ansible ships with several core modules that allow you to work with third-party services to provide real-time notifications.


Slack has very quickly become the go-to choice for team-based collaboration services for various departments in IT services. Not only does it support third-party applications via its App Directory, but it also has a powerful API that you can use to bring your tools into the chat rooms provided by Slack.

We are going to look at the example in this section, the...