Getting started with Ansible
Ansible automates the management of remote systems and controls their desired state.
As shown in the preceding figure, most Ansible environments have three main components:
- Control node
A system on which Ansible is installed. You run Ansible commands such as
ansible-inventoryon a control node.
A list of managed nodes that are logically organized. You create an inventory on the control node to describe host deployments to Ansible.
- Managed node
A remote system, or host, that Ansible controls.