Getting Started with Ansible

Do you find yourself configuring many servers or hosting plans with similar sets of software packages, configuration files, and deploying full software stacks? Although Ansible is the most widely used automation engine, there are a number of configuration and orchestration solutions available. Read through this article to learn about getting started with Ansible. Our Ansible Read More >

Accessing your Ansible Control Node

Our Ansible Control Node allows you to start managing remote systems. The container is set up with Git, popular playbooks, an is easy to configure in the Account Management Panel (AMP). This allows you to spend less time working on your Ansible agent and more time managing remote nodes. Features include: All needed Python and Read More >

How to Install Ansible on a Linux Server

Installing Ansible is the first step to automating tasks to save time. Below we cover how to get started with Ansible depending on your operating system (OS): Local Installation Methods PIP (Python Installs Packages) Native Package Manager Verify Your Installation Ansible Installation Methods Before you begin, open your terminal (or SSH for server installation), ensure Read More >

How to Install Ansible Galaxy Roles and Collections

Using Ansible doesn’t require you create everything from scratch. Ansible Galaxy encourages users to share pre-configured Ansible roles and collections for popular tasks and applications you can implement within playbooks immediately. These community submitted roles can save time when configuring playbooks for deployment. Remember, when browsing roles on Ansible Galaxy, it’s important to check stats Read More >

How to Create an Ansible Playbook

Now that we know more about how Ansible works behind the scenes, let’s create our first Ansible Playbook! The examples in this section were performed on a Linux Distribution, though the steps should be nearly the same on most Operating Systems. The first step in creating your first Ansible Playbook is to create a working Read More >

How to Add Hosts to Your Ansible Inventory

Every server you manage with Ansible needs to be added to your Inventory.yml file. Your Ansible inventory organizes these remote hosts into groups for easier configuration within your playbooks. Below we cover how to add hosts to your Ansible inventory, sample groups, and testing an inventory connection. Manage your Ansible inventory with our reliable Cloud Read More >

How to Backup Ansible

Having up-to-date backups is an important part of any Ansible security posture. If your Ansible control machine (server or local machine) suffers a cyber attack, sometimes the best option is to restore an Ansible backup file. There are multiple ways to manage Ansible playbook backups: Git or other Version Control System (VCS) File Archival Account Read More >