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Tuesday, October 27 • 18:30 - 20:20
Tutorial: How to Ansible - John Hawley, VMware

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Gone are the days when an administrator could, realistically, count the number of machines they were responsible for, and the days of very large scale deployments are here. This also means gone are the days when an admin could reasonably log into all of those machines to do the configuration by hand. Today it's best to rely on an automation framework to do this on a larger, more replicable, scale. Ansible is one such automation framework and this is a intended to walk folks through the very basics of Ansible, getting it set up, up and running, passing data, fetching information and generally getting comfortable with the basics of what configuration management is. This is a hands-on tutorial with specific walkthroughs by using virtual machines provided for the tutorial (a laptop sufficiently capable of running two virtual machines would be required).

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John Hawley

Open Source Developer, VMware
John 'Warthog9' Hawley led the system administration team on kernel.org for nearly a decade, leading a team including four other administrators. His other exploits include working on Syslinux, OpenSSI, a caching Gitweb, and patches to bind to enable GeoDNS. He's the author of PXE... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2020 18:30 - 20:20 GMT
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