What is Ansible

I thought to create a series of posts on Ansible, mostly for my own benefit of learning the tool. So what is Ansible ?

Ansible is a lightweight, open source configuration management, provisioning, application deployment and orchestration system which has an agentless architecture. This means that the nodes do not require to install and run background daemons to connect with the main control node.

Ansible has been bought and it is now sponsored by Red Hat.

There are a lot to be covered and I will try to put everything in here, firstly for on my own learning experience, and then for anyone that might find it useful.


Installing Ansible on Windows 10, Using the Linux Subsystem
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Installing Ansible on Windows 10, Using the Linux Subsystem

If you are using a 64 bit version of Windows 10 and a version later than Build 1607, you can install the Linux Subsystem and use Ansible from it.

Check if it’s 64 bit:

run msinfo from a command prompt and check the below details:

Recommendation is to install all the windows updates prior to the installation of Linux Subsystem.

Installation of Linux Subsystem for Windows:

Control Panel – Programs and Features – Turn Windows features on or off

Check Windows Subsystem for Linux

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