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Ansible Configuration Management - Second Edition by Daniel Hall

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Summary

In this chapter, we explored the more advanced details of writing playbooks. You should now be able to use features such as delegation, looping, conditionals, and fact registration to make your plays much easier to maintain and edit. We also looked at how to access information from other hosts, configure the environment for a module, and gather data from external sources. Finally, we covered some techniques for debugging plays that are not behaving as expected.

In the next chapter, we will be covering how to use Ansible in a larger environment. It will include methods for improving the performance of your playbooks that might be taking a long time to execute. We will also cover a few more features that make plays maintainable, particularly ...

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