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Ansible Cookbook

A Comprehensive Guide to Unleashing the Power of Ansible via Best Practices, Troubleshooting, and Linting Rules with Luca Berton

About the Book

This book takes you on an insightful journey through the world of Ansible, offering a holistic approach to mastering this transformative automation tool. Authored by Luca Berton, an Ansible Automation Expert with over 15 years of hands-on experience, this book is more than just a guide; it's a roadmap to becoming a proficient Ansible user.

Key Features:

  • Foundational Understanding: Dive deep into the essentials of Ansible, from initial setup to executing playbooks, gaining a solid understanding of its core components.
  • Best Practices Exploration: Explore the nuances of Ansible best practices, covering project organization, playbook efficiency, and maintaining a clean, structured codebase for optimal performance.
  • Troubleshooting Mastery: Equip yourself with troubleshooting skills to identify and resolve common issues, ensuring the seamless execution of your Ansible automation.
  • Linting Rules Demystified: Delve into Ansible-lint and various linting rules, elevating your code quality and adherence to industry best practices.
  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from the wealth of knowledge and real-world experience shared by Luca Berton, a seasoned Ansible Software Quality Engineer at Red Hat and a prominent figure in the Ansible community.
  • Practical Use Cases: Learn through practical examples and real-world use cases, ensuring that the knowledge gained is not only theoretical but also immediately applicable in your day-to-day automation tasks.

"Ansible Cookbook" is not just a book; it's your companion on the path to mastering Ansible, transforming you into an adept automation professional ready to tackle the challenges of modern IT environments. Whether you're a seasoned user or a newcomer, this guide promises to elevate your Ansible proficiency to new heights. Join Luca Berton on this adventure, and let the automation journey begin!

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About the Author

Luca Berton
Luca Berton

Luca Berton is an Ansible Automation Expert who has been working with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and previously worked with the Red Hat Hat Ansible Engineer Team for three years. Published author of the Ansible for VMware by Examples and Ansible for Kubernetes by Examples best-seller of the Ansible By Example(s) practical book series and creator of the Ansible Pilot project. With more than 15 years of experience as a System Administrator, he has strong expertise in Infrastructure Hardening and Automation. Enthusiast of the Open Source supports the community, sharing his knowledge in different events of public access. Geek by nature, Linux by choice, Fedora, of course.

Table of Contents

    • Introduction
      • About Ansible
      • What to Expect
      • Modern IT Infrastructure
      • Whois Luca Berton
    • Ansible For Beginners With Examples
      • What is Ansible
      • AWX
      • Ansible Automation Platform
      • Ansible Architecture
      • Ansible Connectivity
      • Installing Ansible on Linux
      • Installing Ansible on macOS
      • Installing Ansible on Windows
      • Ansible Ad-Hoc Commands
    • Inventory
      • INI Inventory: Simple
      • Localhost Inventory
      • YAML Inventory: Simple
      • INI Inventory: Host Ranges
      • INI Inventory: Hosts in Multiple Groups
      • Target all hosts in Ansible Inventory
      • Host Variables
      • Group Variables
      • Inheriting Variables
      • Use Multiple Inventory Sources
      • Host and Group Variables
      • Dynamic Inventories
    • Playbook
      • Playbooks Anatomy
      • Playbook Execution
      • Check Option
      • Debug Module
      • Idempotency
      • Multiple Plays
      • Privilege Escalation
      • Ansible Modules
      • Variables
      • Extra Variables
      • Array Variables
      • Registered Variables
      • Ansible Facts
      • Reference a Fact
      • Magic Variables
      • Conditional
      • Conditionals with Facts
      • Ansible Loop
      • Handler
    • Ansible Vault
      • View an Encrypted File
      • Edit an Encrypted File
      • Encrypt an Existing File
      • Decrypt an Existing File
    • Code Reuse
      • Role
      • Roles in Playbooks
      • Order of Execution
      • Ansible Galaxy
      • Collection
      • “ansible.builtin” and “ansible.legacy” Collections
      • See Also
    • Best Practices
      • Code Readability
      • Ansible Code Clarity
      • Meaningful Variable Names
      • Use Native YAML
      • Use Native Modules Over Run Commands
      • Configure Debug Messages
      • Execute Tasks with Minimal Privilege
      • Use Version Control
      • Always Mention the “state” Parameter
      • Use Comments for Clarity
    • Custom
      • Lookup Plugin
      • Creating Ansible Collections
      • Distributing Ansible Collections
    • Troubleshooting
      • Ansible Linter
      • Rule Analysis and Best Practices
      • Ansible-Lint Profiles
      • Ansible Best Practices: ignore_errors in Ansible Playbooks
      • internal-error
      • avoid-implicit
      • args
      • loop-var-prefix
    • Thank you

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