Demystifying Ansible Automation Platform

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Demystifying Ansible Automation Platform

Demystifying Ansible Automation Platform

person icon Sean Sullivan

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language icon Language - English

updated on icon Updated on Jan, 2023

architecture icon Ansible,Automation,Design


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Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 314

ISBN : 9781803231013

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Explore Ansible Automation Platform and understand how the different pieces interact to standardize and scale automation

Key Features

  • Curated by a senior consultant at Red Hat with real-world examples to maximize use of Ansible Automation Platform
  • Use roles and modules to create interactive playbooks in Ansible Automation Platform
  • Discover best practices for simplifying management of Ansible Automation Platform

Book Description

While you can use any automation software to simplify task automation, scaling automation to suit your growing business needs becomes difficult using only a command-line tool. Ansible Automation Platform standardizes how automation is deployed, initiated, delegated, and audited, and this comprehensive guide shows you how you can simplify and scale its management.

The book starts by taking you through the ways to get Ansible Automation Platform installed, their pros and cons, and the initial configuration. You’ll learn about each object in the platform, how it interacts with other objects, as well as best practices for defining and managing objects to save time. You’ll see how to maintain the created pieces with infrastructure as code. As you advance, you’ll monitor workflows with CI/CD playbooks and understand how Ansible Automation Platform integrates with many other services such as GitLab and GitHub.

By the end of this book, you’ll have worked through real-world examples to make the most of the platform while learning how to manipulate, manage, and deploy any playbook to Ansible Automation Platform.

What you will learn

  • Get the hang of different parts of Ansible Automation Platform and their maintenance
  • Back up and restore an installation of Ansible Automation Platform
  • Launch and configure basic and advanced workflows and jobs
  • Create your own execution environment using CI/CD pipelines
  • Interact with Git, Red Hat Authentication Server, and logging services
  • Integrate the Automation controller with services catalog
  • Use Automation Mesh to scale Automation Controller

Who this book is for

This book is for IT administrators, DevOps engineers, cloud engineers, and automation engineers seeking to understand and maintain the controller part of Ansible Automation Platform. If you have basic knowledge of Ansible, can set up a virtual machine, or have OpenShift experience, and want to know more about scaling Ansible, this book is for you.

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