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DevOps Automation Cookbook by Michael Duffy

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Installing MySQL using Ansible

We now have an Ansible Playbook that can manage common items. It can install and configure Nginx, and also finally, install and configure Tomcat. The next logical step is to install some form of data storage, and for this, we are going to look at MySQL.

MySQL is arguably one of the most popular databases deployed due both to its relative ease of use, and its open source heritage. MySQL is powerful enough for sites both large and small, and powers many of the most popular sites on the Internet. Although it may lack some of the enterprise features that it's more expensive cousins, such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL, have, it more than makes up for that by being relatively simple to install and able to scale without license ...

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