After installing Ansible, we need to define Ansible's inventory, which is a text file that defines the nodes that Ansible will manage. In this recipe, we will outline how to create and structure Ansible's inventory file.
We need to create a folder that will contain all the code that we will outline in this chapter. We create a folder called ch1_ansible, as shown here:
$ mkdir ch1_ansible
$ cd ch1_ansible
Perform the following steps to create the inventory file:
- Create a file named hosts: