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Mastering Ansible, 4th Edition - Fourth Edition

By : James Freeman, Jesse Keating
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Mastering Ansible, 4th Edition - Fourth Edition

By: James Freeman, Jesse Keating

Overview of this book

Ansible is a modern, YAML-based automation tool (built on top of Python, one of the world’s most popular programming languages) with a massive and ever-growing user base. Its popularity and Python underpinnings make it essential learning for all in the DevOps space. This fourth edition of Mastering Ansible provides complete coverage of Ansible automation, from the design and architecture of the tool and basic automation with playbooks to writing and debugging your own Python-based extensions. You'll learn how to build automation workflows with Ansible’s extensive built-in library of collections, modules, and plugins. You'll then look at extending the modules and plugins with Python-based code and even build your own collections — ultimately learning how to give back to the Ansible community. By the end of this Ansible book, you'll be confident in all aspects of Ansible automation, from the fundamentals of playbook design to getting under the hood and extending and adapting Ansible to solve new automation challenges.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Section 1: Ansible Overview and Fundamentals
Section 2: Writing and Troubleshooting Ansible Playbooks
Section 3: Orchestration with Ansible


  1. AWX runs either in standalone Docker containers or Kubernetes.

    a) True

    b) False

  2. AWX provides which of the following to enterprises looking to manage their automation processes?

    a) A web UI

    b) A feature-complete API

    c) Source control integration

    d) All of the above

  3. AWX directly supports the secure management of credentials for automation.

    a) True

    b) False

  4. AWX provides a graphical development environment for creating and testing Ansible playbooks.

    a) True

    b) False

  5. AWX can schedule unattended jobs to run.

    a) True

    b) False

  6. In AWX, the pre-configured parameter set for an ansible-playbook run is known as what?

    a) Job Configuration

    b) Ansible Template

    c) Job Template

    d) Ansible Run

  7. AWX can have its configuration divided between different parts of a business through the creation of which of the following?

    a) Teams

    b) Organizations

    c) Deploying a second AWX server

    d) Groups

  8. In AWX, it is possible to tell which of the following?

    a) When a playbook was run

    b) Who ran the...