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Course Introduction

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IT Lab Setup

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Installing Ansible

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Managing your Ansible Inventory

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Ansible Basics

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Ansible Roles

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Ansible Galaxy

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Ansible Facts, Variables, Passwords and Templates

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Advanced Ansible Playbook Creation

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Course Conclusion

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Creating Your Lab with VirtualBox


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n this lesson, you will learn how to set up a virtual lab environment using Oracle VM VirtualBox. By the end of this lesson, you will have three virtual machines (VMs) configured: one acting as the "Ansible Controller" and the other two as "Managed Node 1" and "Managed Node 2." These VMs will be connected via a bridged network adapter, allowing both your host machine and the VMs to communicate on the same network. This setup is crucial for practicing Ansible tasks in a controlled environment.

Setting Up VirtualBox

Creating the "Ansible Controller" VM

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Virtual Box VM Network Settings

Creating "Managed Node 1" and "Managed Node 2" VMs

Repeat the same steps to create two more VMs, naming them "Managed Node 1" and "Managed Node 2." Ensure each VM has at least 2GB of RAM and is configured with a bridged network adapter. The hard disk size and type should also be the same as the "Ansible Controller."


Now you have successfully set up three virtual machines in VirtualBox: one Ansible Controller and two Managed Nodes. These VMs will serve as the foundation for your Ansible practice environment. In the next lesson, we'll proceed with installing Ubuntu Server on these VMs, which will be your next step in creating a functional IT lab for Ansible experiments.

Remember, setting up your own IT lab is a valuable learning experience. It not only aids in understanding Ansible's workings but also gives you practical knowledge in managing virtual environments.

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