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Collections signal major shift in Ansible ecosystem, and more Ansible news

Ansible around the web: Edition eight.

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Over the eight years since its inception, Ansible has become wildly successful. The core maintainers know that the workload to keep accepting modules has outgrown the model, so there are large changes afoot. If you get time to read only one thing in this edition of Ansible around the web, make it Jeff Geerling's post on collections. Otherwise, there's a tasty selection of articles on complex environments and how to lay out Ansible to service them, SAP HANA, and building RPMs. Enjoy!

If you spot an interesting Ansible story on your travels, please send us the link via Mark on Twitter, and the Ansible Community team will curate the best submissions.

Articles

Changes are coming to the way Ansible is shipped. Collections are a major part of that change. Read Jeff Geerling's extensive post about what to expect. We've also found articles on people's experiences with topics ranging from packaging to complex environment layouts:

Collections signal major shift in Ansible ecosystem

Multi-environment Ansible layout: This is part two; it's worth reading part one, which is linked at the head of the post.

ICYMI: Here on Opensource.com, 3 lessons I've learned writing Ansible playbooks

Ansible + Python = Automated RPM

Automating SAP HANA using Ansible (there is also a part 2)

Videos

Set up Ansible and write your first playbook, plus how to manage Windows from Tower:

How to install Ansible and write your first playbook

Ansible Tower for Windows: Installing software, running Powershell scripts

Meetups

A selection of the meetups that took place this month:

Across the US: Durham, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Virginia

In Europe: Zurich, BeneluxPoland; and Dresden (which even managed two meetups in February)

And in the southern hemisphere: Melbourne

Happy person of the month

Found something interesting you'd like us to share next month? Drop me a message on Twitter with the link, please!

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About the author

Mark Phillips - With a quarter of a century of industry experience, Mark has designed and engineered automated infrastructures at every level–from a handful of hosts in startups, to the tens of thousands in investment banks.