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Ansible Playbook Essentials by Gourav Shah

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Chapter 10. Orchestrating Infrastructure with Ansible

Orchestration can mean different things at different times when used in different scenarios. The following are some of the orchestration scenarios described:

  • Running ad hoc commands in parallel on a group of hosts, for example, using a for loop to walk over a group of web servers to restart the Apache service. This is the crudest form of orchestration.
  • Invoking an orchestration engine to launch another configuration management tool to enforce correct ordering.
  • Configuring a multitier application infrastructure in a certain order with the ability to have fine-grained control over each step, and the flexibility to move back and forth while configuring multiple components. For example, installing ...

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