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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)

An introduction to AWS

AWS has been around since 2002; it started by offering a few services which were not linked in any way—it progressed in this form until early 2006 when it was relaunched. The relaunched AWS brought together three services:

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2): This is the AWS compute service
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3): Amazon's scalable object storage accessible service
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS): This service provides a message queue, primarily for web applications

Since 2006 it has grown from three unique services to over 160, covering over 15 primary areas such as:

  • Compute
  • Storage
  • Database
  • Networking and content delivery
  • Machine learning
  • Analytics
  • Security, identity, and compliance
  • Internet of Things

At its earnings call in February 2018, it was revealed that AWS had $17.46 billion in revenue in 2017 which...