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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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Installing Ansible on Linux

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In this lesson, you'll learn how to install Ansible on your "Ansible Controller" VM that you set up in the previous lessons. Additionally, if you are using a Linux-based host computer, the process to install Ansible directly on your host will be similar. By the end of this lesson, you'll have Ansible installed and ready for automation tasks.

Preparing for Installation

Before installing Ansible, make sure your system is up to date. Open a terminal on your Ansible Controller VM or your Linux host and run the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Installing Ansible

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ansible/ansible

    Update Your Package List: After adding the PPA, update your package list to include the newly added repository:

    sudo apt update

    Install Ansible: Now, you can install Ansible with:

    sudo apt install ansible

    This command will install Ansible and any required dependencies.

    Verify the Installation: Once the installation is complete, you can verify it by checking the Ansible version:

    ansible --version

    This command should return the version of Ansible that was installed, confirming that the installation was successful as shown below:

    ansible [core 2.15.8]
      config file = /etc/ansible/ansible.cfg
      configured module search path = ['/home/paulh/.ansible/plugins/modules', '/usr/share/ansible/plugins/modules']
      ansible python module location = /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/ansible
      ansible collection location = /home/paulh/.ansible/collections:/usr/share/ansible/collections
      executable location = /usr/bin/ansible
      python version = 3.10.12 (main, Nov 20 2023, 15:14:05) [GCC 11.4.0] (/usr/bin/python3)
      jinja version = 3.0.3
      libyaml = True

    Conclusion

    You now have Ansible installed on your Ansible Controller VM, and possibly on your Linux host. With Ansible installed, you're ready to start exploring automation tasks and learning how to manage your IT infrastructure efficiently. In the upcoming lessons, we'll delve into Ansible's basic commands and start writing our first playbooks.

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