Chapter 9. Infrastructure Provisioning

Automation needs have expanded in recent years to include management of the very infrastructure required to run services. Infrastructure as a Service providers offer APIs for programmatically managing images, servers, networks, and storage components. These resources are often expected to be created just-in-time to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

This chapter will explore the following ways in which Ansible can interact with these services:

  • Managing cloud infrastructure
  • Interacting with Docker containers
  • Previewing of Ansible container

Managing cloud infrastructure

Cloud is a popular, but vague, term to describe resource service. There are many types of resources that can be provided by a Cloud, though the ...

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