First, you should be familiar with the Linux command-line Terminal in general. Intermediate knowledge of Linux will help you understand some of the intricacies of the practical illustrations used throughout this chapter. You should also be proficient in using a Linux-based text editor. For the hands-on examples, we recommend setting up a lab environment similar to the one we're using. You'll find the related instructions in the
README file included with the complementary resources in this book's GitHub repository for this chapter.
If you don't configure a lab environment, you will still benefit from the detailed explanations associated with the practical examples in this chapter.
Now, let's start our journey by covering the introductory concepts surrounding Ansible.