Getting started with Red Hat Ansible Platform

Simple IT automation anyone can use

Learn how to Ansible

Lesson

Start building web servers

10 minutes | Beginner

Learn how to use Anisble to build two Apache web servers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Lesson

Install SQL on Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Ansible

10 minutes | Beginner

Get comfortable using Ansible Playbooks to install and configure Microsoft SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Run your first Ansible Playbook

10 minutes | Beginner

Explore the lab environment, and the various parts that go into successfully running your first Ansible Playbook.

Playbooks record and execute Ansible’s configuration, deployment, and orchestration functions. They can describe a policy you want your remote systems to enforce, or a set of steps in a general IT process. If Ansible modules are the tools in your workshop, playbooks are your instruction manuals, and your inventory of hosts are your raw material. At a basic level, playbooks can be used to manage configurations of and deployments to remote machines. At a more advanced level, they can sequence multi-tier rollouts involving rolling updates, and can delegate actions to other hosts while interacting with monitoring servers and load balancers along the way.

Ansible is not only a near-instantaneous, superluminal, interstellar communication device, it’s also Earth's most popular solution for multi-cloud automation. In this session, we will create live code playbooks that let you deploy your application workloads across multiple Infrastructure-as-a-Service (aka cloud) players. This session is mostly focused on getting you started, but there will also be numerous tips and best practices that Ansible veterans will enjoy.

Ready to use Ansible Automation Platform in production?

With a Red Hat subscription, you can deploy your application into a production environment and get world-class expertise and knowledge about security, stability, and maintenance for your systems. Our subscriptions provide many benefits including access to resources, expertise, upgrades, and the ability to directly influence our commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience.