Ansible is an open source software platform for configuring and managing computers. It provides a clear and concise way to manage the configuration of your Linux infrastructure. This book is a step-by-step guide that provides you with the knowledge you require to effectively manage your systems in a simple, quick, and maintainable way, with real-world examples.
You will begin by learning the basics of Ansible and then move on to exploring more advanced topics. You will then learn the basic and complex operations of playbooks and interact with modules to manage Windows machines and deploy them. You will also get acquainted with Ansible's more advanced features such as serially updating machines, delegating tasks to other machines, advanced uses of variables, looping and conditions, copying whole directories, and using filters to process variables. Towards the end of the book, you will learn how to increase the functionality of Ansible itself by writing your own modules and plugins.