YAML essentials for Ansible

Learn the basics of YAML, a simple yet powerful data serialization language, through examples using Ansible.

Overview: YAML essentials for Ansible

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is an end-to-end automation platform for configuring systems, deploying software, and orchestrating advanced workflows. It includes the tools and resources necessary to create, manage, and scale automation across the entire enterprise.

Ansible Automation Platform uses YAML for content because it offers a straightforward, human-readable way to write Ansible configurations, tasks, and Playbooks. 

This learning path teaches you the basics of YAML, a simple yet powerful data serialization language. It includes practical examples of how YAML is used within Ansible. No prior knowledge of YAML or Ansible is required. By the end of this learning path, you will have a foundation in YAML and an understanding of how it applies to Ansible.

In this learning path, you will:

  • Learn about the advantages of using YAML to define Ansible Playbooks and configurations.
  • Learn basic YAML syntax and structure, such as working with YAML files, lists, and dictionaries.
  • Making comments using “#” in YAML files for better readability and maintenance.