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How To Manage Remote Servers with Ansible
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How To Manage Remote Servers with Ansible

Introduction

Ansible is a modern configuration management tool that facilitates the task of setting up and maintaining remote servers. With a minimalist design intended to get users up and running quickly, it allows you to control one to hundreds of systems from a central location with either playbooks or ad hoc commands.

This series goes over how to use Ansible to manage remote servers, and how to execute Ansible playbooks to automate server setup.

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An Introduction to Configuration Management with Ansible

Published on May 15, 2020 · Updated on May 15, 2020

As a broader subject, configuration management refers to the process of handling changes to a system in a way that assures integrity over time, typically involving the use of tools and processes to facilitate automation and observability.

This guide will walk you through the benefits of using a configuration management tool to automate your server infrastructure setup, and how Ansible can help you with that.

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How To Install and Configure Ansible on Ubuntu 20.04

Published on May 15, 2020 · Updated on October 8, 2022

Configuration management systems are designed to streamline the process of controlling large numbers of servers, for administrators and operations teams. They allow you to control many different systems in an automated way from one central location. While there are many…

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How To Set Up Ansible Inventories

Published on June 30, 2020 · Updated on June 30, 2020

In this guide, we’ll demonstrate how to create Ansible inventory files and organize servers into groups and subgroups, how to set up host variables, and how to use patterns to control the execution of Ansible commands and playbooks per host and per group.

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How To Manage Multiple Servers with Ansible Ad Hoc Commands

Published on August 25, 2020 · Updated on August 25, 2020

With Ansible, you can use ad hoc commands to execute one instruction at a time on one or more remote servers. They are ideal to perform tasks that aren’t executed frequently, and to consult information about the remote systems that Ansible manages. In this cheatsheet guide, you’ll learn how to use ad hoc commands to manage one or more servers with Ansible, and how to perform some common tasks this way.

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How To Execute Ansible Playbooks to Automate Server Setup

Published on November 9, 2020 · Updated on November 9, 2020

Ansible is a modern configuration management tool that facilitates the task of setting up and maintaining remote servers. With a minimalist design intended to get users up and running quickly, it allows you to control one to hundreds of systems from a central location. This short guide demonstrates how to execute Ansible playbooks to automate server setup, using an example playbook that sets up an Nginx server with a single static HTML page.

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