Beginning Automation with Ansible

Anuvrat Parashar (~bhanuvrat)


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Description:

Gather around for an electrifying introduction to Ansible - a configuration mananagement and automation utility made entirely in python. We shall start understanding the concepts of hosts, tasks, roles and playbooks. With the basics out of the way, we will create a playbook to help us deploy a simple web application.

Outline:

Introduction
    Need for automation.
    Ansible and alternatives.
    What makes Ansible different.

Hello, World!
    Setting things up!
    Our simplest playbook.

Understanding the structure
    tasks
    playbooks
    modules
    inventory

Getting familiar with ansible's powerups
    loops
    templating in Jinja2
    variables
    conditionals

Ansible's roles
    modularity - breaking playbook into roles.
    reusability - free stuff from Ansible Galaxy.

Command line magic: ansible and ansible_playbook

Testing and Debugging playbooks.

Finally: deploying a web application.

Prerequisites:

  • Using ssh.
  • being familiar with YAML syntactically.
  • deploying web applications: installing and configuring web servers and database servers.
  • web development basics
  • awareness of the various components that form the eco-system for a web app viz DB, cache, web server etc.
  • installing and configuring them.
  • and of course, writing the code for a web application.

Content URLs:

slides available at : http://bhanuvrat.github.io/ansible-workshop/

source code shall soon be updated in http://github.com/bhanuvrat/ansible-workshop

Speaker Info:

Programmer, cyclist, bookworm, geek.

Speaker Links:

http://anuvrat.in/

http://github.com/bhanuvrat

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Section: Infrastructure
Type: Workshops
Target Audience: Intermediate
Last Updated:

@Anuvrat : Thank you for your detailed proposal.

konark modi (~konark)

@konark: kindly take a look at the slides as well ... shall soon be adding some code to them.

Anuvrat Parashar (~bhanuvrat)

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