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Getting Started with Ansible on Windows

by JP Toto

This course will help you effectively use Ansible to manage Windows instances on an Active Directory domain.

What you'll learn

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.

About the author

JP is a recovering enterprise consultant now living in the SaaS software products world. He has been writing C# for about ten years and has more recently picked up Ruby, Python, and some occasional GoLang, although recently Devops is where his heart has been. He makes his home in Philadelphia, PA where he works in financial technology at a great company called eMoney Advisor. He smokes his own bacon and is a sucker for delicious cured meats.

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