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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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In this section of the "Ansible: Beginner to Advanced" course, we will focus on setting up your personal IT lab. This setup is a critical step for hands-on learning and practice throughout this course. By the end of this section, you will have a functioning IT lab environment, comprising of virtual machines (VMs) running Ubuntu Server, ready for Ansible configurations and automation tasks.

This section is optional

While we offer browser-based IT labs for convenience and ease of access, we also recognize the immense value in setting up your own IT lab. Taking the time to create and configure your personal lab environment offers a more in-depth and practical understanding of IT infrastructure and automation tools like Ansible.

This hands-on approach can greatly enhance your learning experience and provide you with skills that are directly applicable in real-world scenarios.

The Importance of a Personal IT Lab

Having a personal IT lab is invaluable for learning Ansible. It provides a safe, controlled environment where you can experiment with configurations, run playbooks, and understand Ansible's functionalities without the risk of affecting production environments. The skills you develop while setting up and managing your lab will also be directly transferable to real-world scenarios.

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Getting Started

Before you proceed, ensure you have the necessary hardware resources on your computer to run VirtualBox and multiple VMs. This typically means having a reasonable amount of RAM (at least 8GB is recommended) and free disk space. Also, ensure your processor supports virtualization and that it is enabled in your BIOS settings.

This section is foundational for the rest of the course, as it prepares your personal lab where you'll be practicing Ansible tasks. Each lesson is designed to be followed sequentially, as the skills and setups in one lesson will be used in the next.

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