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Ansible roles, private git repos and the Ansible Galaxy tool


Ansible is a python tool that automates the management of an IT infrastructure. It is easy to learn but rushing to use it with a limited knowledge of its best practices leads to not reusable code.

Creating reusable Ansible roles is a strongly encouraged practice, in fact there is a tool designed just for this purpose: Ansible Galaxy. It comes bundled with Ansible and its purpose is to download roles from the Galaxy hub and other sources.

This talk wants to show how we manage our Ansible roles and their dependencies in a consistent way by means of Ansible Galaxy. It will also offer an overview of how Ansible roles can be tested.


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