Course info
June 21, 2016
1h 23m

In this course, Getting Started with Ansible on Windows, you will learn how to automate the deployment and configuration of Windows servers using Ansible, an open source orchestration framework. First, you'll learn how to write modular and reusable configuration scripts, called "playbooks." Next, you'll dig into configuring Windows features, installing applications, and provisioning local virtual machines. Finally, you'll tie it all together with Ansible Tower, a graphical web front-end to marshall all your server resources in one interface. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to use Ansible to configure your servers faster, easier, and more consisatently.

About the author
About the author

JP is a recovering enterprise consultant now living in the SaaS software products world.

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Hi everyone, my name is JP Toto and welcome to my course Getting Started with Ansible on Windows.

I am a devops engineer at eMoney Advisor where I head up our infrastructure automation capabilities.

Ansible is a rapidly-growing orchestration framework that is making huge inroads into the IT operations departments of major companies all over the world. If you’re tired of configuration all your servers manually, this course is for you.

In this course we’re going to learn how Ansible works in Windows-based environments. We’ll write playbooks and roles, and use them to configure specific server functions without ever logging in to the target servers.

Some of the major topics we’ll cover include:

  • Creating a local Windows test environment using Hashicorp Vagrant
  • Installing Ansible and configuring inventories
  • Creating playbooks to install software and configuration settings
  • Writing roles to segment server functions
  • Installing and configuration Ansible Tower, a graphical web-based front-end
By the end of this course, you’ll know how to stand up your own Ansible environment from scratch and deploy automated configuration and orchestration across your entire Windows server network.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with the basics of Ansible and windows and linux server administration.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn Ansible with the Getting Started wth Ansible on Windows course, at Pluralsight.