Ansible & Megabyte Labs

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What is Ansible?

Ansible is an open-source IT automation tool that provides a simple, yet powerful way to automate software provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment. It was created by Michael DeHaan in 2012 and was later acquired by Red Hat.

Ansible uses a declarative language to describe system configurations, which makes it easy to write and understand automation scripts. Ansible playbooks are written in YAML, a human-readable data serialization format, and allow users to define the desired state of the systems they are configuring.

One of the key advantages of Ansible is its agentless architecture, which means that it does not require any software to be installed on the target systems. This makes it easy to manage a large number of systems and reduces the overhead of managing software and configurations.

Another advantage of Ansible is its ability to automate tasks across multiple systems simultaneously. This allows users to easily manage large-scale deployments and configurations, such as those found in cloud computing environments.

Ansible also provides a robust set of modules and plugins, which allows users to automate a wide range of tasks, including network device management, cloud infrastructure management, and application deployment.

Finally, Ansible is easy to learn and use, even for users with limited programming or scripting experience. Its simplicity and ease-of-use make it an ideal choice for system administrators, developers, and DevOps teams who want to streamline their workflows and increase their efficiency.


Hundreds of Roles

During the development of Gas Station, hundreds of Ansible roles were created. The roles support the same targets that Install Doctor does - Arch Linux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, macOS, Qubes, and Windows. To view all of the roles, browse through the roles folder of the Gas Station project. Many of the roles are available on Ansible Galaxy.

Ansible Galaxy illustration

Molecule Testing

Since our Ansible roles and playbooks support a wide range of operating systems, we have done a lot of unique development with Ansible Molecule, which is used to test Ansible software deployments for errors and idempotence.

Ansible Molecule graphic

Continue your Megabyte Labs journey.

This is only the beginning. Browse through the Megabyte Labs GitLab repository or get started with contributing by checking out the eco-system documentation .

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