Welcome to the Puzzle Ansible Techlab. This is an introductory course for getting to know the basics of the Ansible configuration management system.

Target Audience

This course is targeting Linux system administrators with working knowledge of Linux that did not yet have exposure to the Ansible configuration management system. A familiarity with the basic concept of configuration management is not a prerequisite.

Techlab Setup

This Ansible techlab assumes that each participant has a cluster of three virtual machines available. Namely:

  • a control host
  • two nodes called node1 and node2

The cloud-based lab infrastructure is provided if you are following a guided Techlab by Puzzle ITC.

If you prefer to run the techlab environment locally you can find instructions to set up Vagrant-based virtual hosts in the setup section of this website.

If you already have a setup or the instructor provided a ready-made one, you may skip ahead to 1.0 Setting up Ansible