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.
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:
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
Set up Ansible and write your first playbook, plus how to manage Windows from Tower:
A selection of the meetups that took place this month:
And in the southern hemisphere: Melbourne
Happy person of the month
— A.J. Murray (@noblinkyblinky) February 23, 2020
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