Effective automation in an enterprise setting goes beyond writing Ansible playbooks and roles—it is all about maintaining single sources of truth so that you can always have confidence in your automation processes. It is also about leveraging your chosen tool for as many purposes as possible, including assisting you with playbook and role development, and in helping you with one-off tasks that do not necessarily warrant a playbook (although this is discouraged as it removes some of the auditing capability offered by playbook development and effective use of AWX/Ansible Tower).

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