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Ansible Playbook Essentials by Gourav Shah

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Setting Up the Learning Environment

To use this book most effectively and to examine, run, and write code that is part of exercises supplied in this book, it's essential to set up a learning environment. Even though Ansible can work with any type of nodes, virtual machines, cloud servers, or bare metal hosts with an operating system installed and SSH service running, the preferred mode is to use virtual machines.

In this session, we will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the learning environment
  • Understanding the pre requisites
  • Installing and configuring virtualbox and vagrant
  • Creating virtual machines
  • Installing Ansible
  • Using the sample code

Understanding the learning environment

We assume that most of our learners would like to set up the environment ...

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