Chapter 1. Getting Started with Ansible


We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

 -- Walt Disney

If exploring new paths is what you like, then in this chapter, we're going to lead you down an exciting path with Ansible. Almost always, when one starts to invest time trying to learn a new tool or language, the expectation is to install a new tool, get a "Hello, world!" example out of the way, tweet about it (these days), and continue learning more features in the general direction of solving the problem at hand. The aim of this chapter is to make sure all of this (and more) is achieved.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • What is Ansible? ...

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