Using Ansible to install Sensu

When rolling out on any kind of scale, it's almost certain that you will want to use automation to perform the install, especially for the clients; this allows you to roll out the changes quickly, easily, and with minimum fuss.

As with other recipes in this book, we are going to use Ansible as our automation tool of choice and rather than write a new playbook from scratch, we're going to make use of a truly excellent role available on the Ansible galaxy (

If you need a refresher on Ansible, see Chapter 5, Automation with Ansible.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you will need a node to run the Ansible playbook and at least two servers: one to act as the Sensu server and the ...

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