Part 2 – Ansible Lab Setup

With some basic understanding about what Ansible can do, we can now proceed to setup our own lab environment to get a better insight on Ansible. I primarily used vagrant to setup my virtual machines needed for the lab. All you need would be a Laptop or PC with 8 to 16GB RAM capable enough of running 3 to 6 virtual machines. Coming to the software requirements, you would need Oracle Virtual Box to run the vagrant boxes; you can also use VMware Workstation but then to use Vagrant, you would need to purchase a license for the plugin. If you don’t want to use Vagrant at all, well you can always setup 3 or 4 CentOS/RHEL vm’s on the VMware Worstation and continue working on them.

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