Time is precious, and while you’re undoubtedly awesome, you can’t be everywhere at once, right? Picture this: what if you could magically make some of your daily chores handle themselves? Unfortunately, we can’t wave a wand to teleport ourselves from bed to work, but there’s a bunch of tasks that can be made way easier through automation. Ansible Playbooks are a powerful tool – think of them as your minions, ready to tackle your tasks, even when you’re kicking back.
In this blog post, we’re going to explore an ideal developer flow for crafting these playbooks, using a real-life example: checking the weather forecast. We’ll start by setting up a clear framework to visualize your Ansible automation workflow, and then we’ll break down each step for some seriously smooth task automation. From scheduling playbook runs to even using a little AI magic to create them, we’ve got all the bases covered.
By the end of this post, you’ll have everything you need to create your very own Ansible Playbooks and start automating your life. 😎
Let’s jump right in!
1. Visualize your automation workflow
Let’s dive into the world of mastering Ansible Playbook development, with the automation of your morning routine as our guiding example.
To ensure a seamless automation process and avoid any slip-ups, it’s crucial to define the objectives of your playbook upfront. Start by creating a high-level diagram that maps out the complete workflow.
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