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Learning Ansible by Ramesh Raithatha, Madhurranjan Mohaan

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Chapter 6. Provisioning

 

"The only kind of server you want to create is a Phoenix server"

 
 -- Madhurranjan and Ramesh

We've now hit the "slog overs" as they say in cricket or the part of the book from where we can see a logical end to the book. However, before we do that, we have a few topics that anyone in System Administration, Release Management, or DevOps would love to discuss—Provisioning, Deployment, and Orchestration. We're going to cover topics on Deployment and Orchestration in the next chapter, and all that we think is important regarding Provisioning in this chapter.

Regarding the preceding quote, the term "Phoenix Server" first appeared in one of Martin Fowler's famous blikis (http://martinfowler.com/bliki/PhoenixServer.html) and the ...

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