Ansible is a simple, yet powerful, IT automation engine for app deployment, configuration management, and orchestration that you can learn quickly. In this hands-on lab, you'll get to know Ansible from the ground up. We'll start with a brief introduction, and then you'll install Ansible by Red Hat and run the first commands. Next, we'll tackle some of the basic concepts, and you'll start to write your first playbooks. Along the way, you'll pick up some of the more advanced concepts like controlling task execution and templating.