Are you still configuring systems from the command line? Why? Ansible is an agent-less automation tool that can automate the setup and maintenance of your computer systems (Linux and Windows) as well as a growing variety of network devices and basically any other system with ssh. Stop building artisinal servers and start building your infrastructure with code.

We’ll go over basic Ansible concepts, get you going with some playbooks, and touch on Ansible roles, explore Ansible Galaxy, and then go into larger deployments using Ansible AWX (the upstream project for Red Hat Ansible Tower) with scheduling, history, and RBAC


Patrick Ladd Technical Account Manager at Red Hat

Patrick is a long-time HVOpen member and a 4 year Red Hat TAM. Prior to that he was IT manager for a local company and a software developer at IBM.

He’s given previous talks on many aspects of the open source ecosystem, including the Linux virtual memory and network subsystems, systemd, LVM, and Gluster. He’s also done programming talks, a talk on typography and a talk on Linux gaming.

He’s also the creator of the traditional HVOpen annivesary cakes each March, organizer of the NYC Red Hat Usergroup, and a long-time Scout leader.

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