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Michael Heap, Ansible, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1659-0_7

7. Orchestrating AWS

Michael Heap

(1)Reading, Berkshire, UK

So far, we’ve been using Ansible as a provisioning tool, but it can do far more than that. In this chapter, we’re going to be taking a look at Ansible’s orchestration capabilities. Specifically, we’ll be interacting with Amazon’s AWS (Amazon Web Services ) platform to create a virtual private cloud and spin up some servers within it.

Creating an AWS Account

Before you can use AWS, you’ll need to head to https://aws.amazon.com/ and create an account by clicking Sign Up in the top-right corner (see Figure 7-1).

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Figure 7-1. ...

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