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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction

    1. A note about versions

    2. Ansible, what is it good for?

    3. How Ansible works

    4. What’s so great about Ansible

    5. Is Ansible too simple?

    6. What do I need to know?

    7. What isn’t covered

    8. Installing Ansible

    9. Setting up a server for testing

    10. Moving forward

  2. Chapter 2 Playbooks, a beginning

    1. Some preliminaries

    2. A very simple playbook

    3. Running the playbook

    4. Playbooks are YAML

    5. Anatomy of a playbook

    6. Did anything change? Tracking host state

    7. Getting fancier: SSL support

  3. Chapter 3 Inventory: describing your servers

    1. The inventory file

    2. Preliminaries: multiple Vagrant VMs

    3. Behavioral inventory parameters

    4. Groups and groups and groups

    5. Hosts and group variables, inside the inventory

    6. Host and group variables, in their own files

    7. Adding entries at runtime with add_host and group_by

    8. Dynamic inventory

    9. Breaking out the inventory into multiple files