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Mastering Ansible. - Third Edition

By : James Freeman, Jesse Keating
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Mastering Ansible. - Third Edition

By: James Freeman, Jesse Keating

Overview of this book

Automation is essential for success in the modern world of DevOps. Ansible provides a simple, yet powerful, automation engine for tackling complex automation challenges. This book will take you on a journey that will help you exploit the latest version's advanced features to help you increase efficiency and accomplish complex orchestrations. This book will help you understand how Ansible 2.7 works at a fundamental level and will also teach you to leverage its advanced capabilities. Throughout this book, you will learn how to encrypt Ansible content at rest and decrypt data at runtime. Next, this book will act as an ideal resource to help you master the advanced features and capabilities required to tackle complex automation challenges. Later, it will walk you through workflows, use cases, orchestrations, troubleshooting, and Ansible extensions. Lastly, you will examine and debug Ansible operations, helping you to understand and resolve issues. By the end of the book, you will be able to unlock the true power of the Ansible automation engine and tackle complex, real- world actions with ease.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Section 1: Ansible Overview and Fundamentals
Section 2: Writing and Troubleshooting Ansible Playbooks
Section 3: Orchestration with Ansible

Section 1: Ansible Overview and Fundamentals

In this section, we will explore the fundamentals of how Ansible works and establish a sound basis on which to develop playbooks and workflows.

The following chapters are included in this section:

Chapter 1, The System Architecture and Design of Ansible

Chapter 2, Protecting Your Secrets with Ansible

Chapter 3, Ansible and Windows – Not Just for Linux

Chapter 4, Infrastructure Management for Enterprises with AWX