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Ansible Quick Start Guide by Mohamed Alibi

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Ansible inventory

Ansible host management is simpler by far than all other configuration management and orchestration tools. It is basically a simple .ini file that contains a list of IP addresses, fully qualified hostnames, or short hostnames of the host clients. It also sometimes contains extra variables that define some aspects about the hosts. Generally, hosts are organized in groups with the name of the group put on top between two square brackets, such as [Group1].

Adding a new host is as easy and simple as adding a new line to the host file, making sure it is in the right group and that it has the right variables needed to manage it.

In the default Ansible configuration file, the inventory file is located at /etc/ansible/hosts. It ...

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