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Brief Introduction of Ansible

The following article provides a Brief Introduction of Ansible.

Brief Introduction of Ansible Automation Tool
Brief Introduction of Ansible Automation Tool

Ansible is an open-source automation tool that we use for software provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment. It is designed to help administrators automate repetitive tasks. It can manage the configuration of multiple servers from a single central location.

Ansible uses a simple, human-readable language, YAML (Yet Another Markup Language) to define automation tasks. It uses an agentless architecture, which means that it does not require any software that we need to install on the target machines. Instead, it uses SSH (Secure Shell) to connect to the target machines and execute commands.

Ansible includes a number of built-in modules that we can use to perform a wide range of tasks, such as installing software, managing users and groups, configuring services, and more. In addition, Ansible also allows users to write their own custom modules in Python, which can be used to perform more complex tasks.

Ansible also has a feature called “Ansible Playbooks”, which allows users to organize and reuse automation tasks in a structured way. Ansible playbooks are written in YAML, and they define a set of tasks. Basically, the tasks execute in a specific order. This allows users to automate complex workflows and ensure that the same set of tasks executes consistently across different servers.

In large-scale IT environments, the use of Ansible is common. For instance, data centers, cloud infrastructure, and DevOps environments use Ansible. The common Ansible tasks include automating repetitive tasks and managing the configuration of multiple servers. In fact, it is one of the most popular automation tools in the industry.

Summary – Brief Introduction of Ansible

To summarize, Ansible is an automation tool, that allows us to perform repetitive tasks. It has several modules for the configuration of servers. Apart from it, you can write your own modules. It is extensible. Furthermore, it is easy to integrate Ansible with other tools. Moreover, Ansible playbooks provide a structure for automation tasks.

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