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DevOps for Networking by Steven Armstrong

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Introduction to Ansible

Ansible is primarily a push-based configuration management tool that uses a single Ansible Control Host, and it can connect to multiple Linux guest operating systems via SSH to configure them and recently added WinRM support, so it can now also configure Windows guests in the same way as Linux-based operating systems. As Ansible can connect to multiple servers simultaneously, it aids operators by allowing them to carry out uniform operations across multiple Linux or Windows servers at the same time. This allows Ansible to help simplify the automation of repeatable tasks by defining them in YAML, so they can be consistently executed against target servers. Ansible can also be used as a centralized orchestration tool that ...

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