This Ansible Server image is maintained and provided for use. Ansible is an agentless automation tool designed to be installed on a control node. Once installed on the control node, Ansible allows for remote management of machines and other devices, typically over the SSH protocol.
Key Ansible Features:
Configuration Management: Streamline server management, adjust application settings, modify OS configurations, enforce security policies, and much more.
Application Deployment: Simplify DevOps processes by automating the deployment of internally developed applications to your servers.
Orchestration: Ansible facilitates task orchestration through automated workflows, provisioning, and more.
Security and Compliance: Implement comprehensive security policies and automate other essential processes.
Cloud Provisioning: Utilize Ansible to provision cloud platforms, virtualized hosts, network devices, and bare-metal servers.
Modules: Ansible relies on modules, which act as small programs pushed from the control machine to all nodes or remote hosts.
Plugins: Ansible includes a variety of plugins to expand its capabilities.
Inventories: All machines used with Ansible, including the control machine and nodes, are listed in a single, straightforward file.
Playbooks: Playbooks function like recipes or sets of instructions that guide Ansible in performing specific tasks when connecting to a new machine.”