Ansible Initial Setup

Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
In terms of the setup, there are still aspects that are a bit complex to set up, especially the different Python libraries' dependencies. I use it against Windows as well and that means integrating with Kerberos. But I've actually developed a role on GitHub to stand up an Ansible development workstation with all those requirements to make it easy. I actually use Ansible to deploy Ansible, which is kind of ironic. View full review »
Senior Operations Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup was pretty straightforward. View full review »
Principal Engineer at CyberArk
It depends on the method that you choose. I deployed it in AWS just fine using the CloudFormation template that was provided on the website. As long as people are doing that, then they'll be good to go. I've never had an issue deploying. I can't imagine anybody having an issue deploying it. They do a pretty good job of orchestrating the orchestrator. View full review »
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Faycal Noushi
CEO/Founder at Zen Networks
The initial setup is quite easy. Creating your first playbook and inventory can be challenging if you're not used to the underlying technologies. View full review »
Eric Greene
Senior DevOps Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
You install Ansible and are done. Even YUM or DNF installs, they are pretty easy to install. All the core modules support Python 3, so if you're moving to Python 3, it works. Python 2.7 is pretty much standard. View full review »
Eric Spencer
Network Engineer at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The setup is pretty straightforward. Getting started with Ansible, training on Pluralsight, it's about three hours. You do some labs and, from there, it's off to the races. View full review »
Thomas Elrod
Senior Systems Administrator at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
I felt the setup was really straightforward. The set up is with the Ansible Playbook. I just skimmed through that and I found that it does everything I need. And then I just ran it. I did an upgrade two weeks ago. That was simple: Download the new one, run it. I did a back up before, just in case, but everything went smoothly. No problems. View full review »
Mohamed Ibrahim
Senior DevOps at RubiconMD
The integration and configuration in our AWS environment was super easy to set up. It does all our tasks. Having it integrate with our front-end and back-end deployment has all been seamless. There is no custom configurations. View full review »
Clarence Mills
System Engineer at a tech vendor
At the time, the setup was pretty straightforward. I don't think there have been any changes in that regard. View full review »
Steven Roth
Linux Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The setup looks pretty straightforward. From what I've seen, although it was done by another person, it seemed to be pretty simple. I think it was an RPM. View full review »
Dave Thelen
Software Engineer at Arista
It's pretty straightforward. Sometimes from version to version, some discrepancies can make it a challenge to work through, but for the most part it's pretty straightforward. One of the reasons in the network industry that Ansible won out over some of the other automaton tools is the low barrier to entry. It's pretty simple to get started. View full review »
Chris Smolen
Senior Network Engineer at ePlus Technology
Installing it is a PIP command. So, it's pretty easy. It is a one liner. View full review »
Andy Brittingham
Systems Administrator at Main Street softworks
The setup of Ansible is straightforward. You just download it and get started. In terms of the documentation, I'm used to it, so it works fine for me now. At first, it took me a minute to find out exactly how to quickly find my way around the documentation, but now I'm comfortable in it and I'm happy with it. View full review »
Senior Data Architect at Crunchy data
There is always a learning curve when you are using a new tool. Other than that, the initial setup is straightforward. View full review »
Marek Jeerzejewicz
Senior Director Network Security at Oracle Corporation
The setup is straightforward. It's as easy as anything else to set up. View full review »
Ahmad Bukhari
Senior Security Engineer at Mindpoint
The setup is simple and easy. View full review »
Meltron Kendrick
Senior Systems at a government with 10,001+ employees
The setup was done by another team of ours that we worked closely with. They walked us through setting up our own, and it's pretty straightforward. Once you install it, stand it up, and get all the configuration files in place, it seems pretty straightforward. I was surprised that it was so straightforward. View full review »
Shashank Jha
Senior Software Developer at HCL Technologies
The initial setup is pretty straightforward. View full review »
Logan Vig
Co Founder at Limestone networks
The initial setup is simple. View full review »
Sergey Kletsko
Solution Integrator at Kpco
Learn what your peers think about Ansible. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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