Managing servers on a Windows network with no tooling can be difficult and tedious, and trying to manually make changes consistently across a network of dozens or hundreds of servers on an Active Directory domain will invariably lead to mistakes.
In this course, Getting Started with Ansible on Windows, you will see example scenarios from the role of DevOps Administrator at Globomantics corporation.
First, you'll learn about Ansible modules and why they're important.
Next, you will explore how to write Ansible playbooks to fully configure your web and database application servers.
Finally, you will discover how to write Ansible roles to organize your code into manageable and predictable collections.
By the end of this course, you will know how to use Ansible to fully automate the configuration and deployment of the application servers in a consistent, repeatable process.
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name is JP Toto, and welcome to my course, Getting Started Using Ansible on Windows. I'm a senior infrastructure engineer at HashiCorp. Did you know that Ansible is one of the most widely used configuration management systems in the world? Did you also know it has first‑class support for Microsoft Windows, even on Active Directory domains? In this course, we're going to take on the role of DevOps engineer tasked with deploying fully configured Windows Servers for application environments. Some of the major topics we'll cover include learning about Ansible modules and why they're important, writing Ansible playbooks to fully configure our web and database application servers, and writing Ansible roles to organize our code into manageable and predictable collections. By the end of this course, you'll know how to effectively use Ansible to manage the configuration of Windows Servers on an Active Directory domain, all with the free and open‑source Ansible configuration system. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with Microsoft Windows Server and have a bit of experience on the Linux command line. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Ansible with the Getting Started with Ansible on Windows course at Pluralsight.