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The object of this chapter is to deploy an Ansible development environment to the cloud.

  1. Deploy Ansible development environment.
  2. Connect to the environment.


  • Deploy to AWS.
  • Deploy to Azure.

Each cloud provider has its own set of tools. Azure has the Azure Resource Manager. AWS has Cloudformation. There are also several third-party tools, such as Terraform and of course, Ansible.

Your Ansible development environment will consist of two virtual machines, respectively running the

  • Windows server operating system
  • Linux operating system

You will configure these two virtual machines using Ansible as you progress throughout the course.

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