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Ansible Configuration Management - Second Edition by Daniel Hall

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with Ansible

Ansible is profoundly different from other configuration management tools available today. It has been designed to make configuration easy in almost every way, from its simple English configuration syntax to its ease of setup. You'll find that Ansible allows you to stop writing custom configuration and deployment scripts and lets you simply get on with your job.

Ansible only needs to be installed on the machines that you use to manage your infrastructure. It does not need a client to be installed on the managed machine, nor does it need any server infrastructure to be set up before you can use it. You should even be able to use it merely minutes after it is installed, as we will show you in this chapter. ...

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