Ansible Tips and Tricks
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Ansible Tips and Tricks

10+ Ansible Examples to Save Time and Automate More Tasks

About the Book

Learn the Ansible automation technology with some real-life examples.

Every successful IT department needs automation nowadays for bare metal servers, virtual machines, could, containers, and edge computing. Automate your IT journey with Ansible automation technology.

I'm going to teach you example by example how to accomplish the most common System Administrator tasks.

Each of the 10+ lessons summarizes a real-life scenario and the most important module description and the most important parameter to succeed in your journey. Moreover, each code is battle proved in the real life. Console interaction and verification are included in every video. A mundane activity like printing a text/variable during execution, Pause execution, How to Pass Variables to Ansible Playbook in the command line, breaking a string over multiple lines, Ansible ansible_hostname vs inventory_hostname, setting remote environment per task or play, executing a command on the Ansible localhost, three options to Safely Limit Ansible Playbooks Execution to a Single Machine, command vs shell modules, write a Variable to a File and these are only some of the long lists included in the course.

There are some Ansible codes usable in all the Linux systems.

Are you ready to automate your day with Ansible to the next level?

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.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Modern IT Infrastructure
    • Whois Luca Berton
  • Ansible For Beginners With Examples
    • What is Ansible
    • Getting Started
    • Inventory
    • Playbook
    • Variables
    • Facts and Magic Variables
    • Vault
    • Conditional
    • Loop
    • Handler
    • Role
    • Ansible Best Practices
  • Install Ansible
    • Ansible terminology - ansible vs ansible-core packages
    • How to install Ansible in RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 with Ansible Engine
    • How to install Ansible in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
    • How to install Ansible in Fedora 35
    • How to install Ansible in CentOS 9 Stream
    • How to install Ansible in Windows 11 WSL Windows Subsystem for Linux
    • How to install Ansible in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 SP3
    • How to install Ansible with PIP
    • How to install Ansible in RedHat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta
    • How to install Ansible in Amazon Linux 2 (AWS EC2)
    • How to install Ansible in Debian 11
  • Ansible Tip & Tricks
    • How to print a text or a variable during the execution with Ansible
    • Pause execution - Ansible module pause
    • How to Pass Variables to Ansible Playbook in command line? - Ansible extra variables
    • Break a string over multiple lines - Ansible Literal and Folded Block Scalar operators
    • Ansible terminology - ansible_hostname vs inventory_hostname vs ansible_fqdn
    • Set remote environment per task or play - Ansible environment statement
    • Execute command on the Ansible host - Ansible localhost
    • Three options to Safely Limit Ansible Playbooks Execution to a Single Machine
    • Ansible modules - command vs shell
    • Write a Variable to a File - Ansible module copy vs template
  • Thank you

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