“Ansible Up & Running” is a comprehensive guidebook that covers the basics of Ansible, a popular open-source software automation tool. This book is designed to help readers understand how to use Ansible effectively and efficiently, starting with the first three chapters.
The book starts by introducing the reader to the basics of Ansible, including its architecture, components, and key concepts. It then goes on to cover the different types of Ansible modules, including core, extras, and deprecated modules, and how to use them in various scenarios. The book also covers the different types of Ansible playbooks, including ad-hoc commands, and how to use them to automate tasks.
One of the strengths of this book is its emphasis on practical application. Throughout the first three chapters, the book provides detailed examples and exercises that help the reader understand the concepts more effectively. The book also includes a number of case studies that illustrate the concepts in action, giving the reader a chance to see how these concepts are used in the real world.
The book also covers the various best practices for working with Ansible, such as how to organize playbooks and how to use Ansible’s built-in debugging tools. The reader will learn how to write code that is easy to maintain and extend, and how to use the various best practices to create more efficient and accurate automation scripts.
The book also covers the various tools and libraries that are available for working with Ansible, such as Ansible Galaxy, and how to use them effectively. The book also provides a detailed explanation of how to use these tools and libraries to effectively manage, test, and deploy Ansible scripts.
Additionally, the first three chapters of this book also provides a brief introduction to the various plugins and modules provided by Ansible, such as lookup plugins, filter plugins and action plugins, so the reader can understand how to use them in real-life projects.
“Ansible Up & Running” is an essential guide for anyone looking to get started with Ansible or looking to refresh their knowledge. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the basics of Ansible, and is packed with practical examples.