Lab Steps

Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
Connect to a remote shell using an SSH connection with a User
Create a Basic Ansible Playbook
Add Starting Services Tasks to Your Ansible Playbook
Adding Variables to Your Ansible Playbook
Validate AWS Lab

The hands-on lab is part of these learning paths

Cloud Configuration Management Tools with Ansible, Puppet, and Chef
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Introduction to Ansible
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Ready for the real environment experience?

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The goal in this first Lab is to create your first playbook.  This Lab will be the first step in creating what is known as a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Python -sometimes Perl or PHP) server. We’ll start by laying the framework down.



January 10th, 2019 - Added a validation Lab Step to check the work you perform in the Lab


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About the Author


Antonio is an IT Manager and a software and infrastructure Engineer with 15 years of experience in designing, implementing and deploying complex webapps.

He has a deep knowledge of the IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards and of several programming languages (Python, PHP, Java, Scala, JS).

Antonio has also been using and designing cloud infrastructures for five years, using both public and private cloud services (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, Openstack and Vmware vSphere).

During his past working experiences, he designed and managed large web clusters, also developing a service orchestrator for providing automatic scaling, self-healing and a Disaster Recovery Strategy.

Antonio is currently the Labs Product Manager and a Senior DevOps Engineer at Cloud Academy; his main goal is providing the best learn-by-doing experience possible taking care of the Cloud Academy Labs platform.