When most people start learning about Ansible, they begin by downloading a pre-baked playbook from Ansible Galaxy. Admittedly, it’s a wonderful resource for accomplishing elaborate tasks with minimal effort. And, although I’m normally a big fan of learning by picking apart the work of others, in the case of Ansible, starting with roles and playbooks can be a big mistake. The ad hoc mode of Ansible is so powerful, it’s all some people ever need.
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