New Training: Provision AWS VPCs Using Ansible Playbooks
In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Trevor Sullivan explores how you can reuse your existing knowledge of Ansible to provision AWS VPCs.
Gain an understanding of the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) service. Watch this new AWS training.
Watch the full course: AWS Cloud Automation
This training includes:
55 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
Introduction to Ansible for Amazon VPC Automation
Create an Amazon EC2 Environment for Ansible
Explore AWS Ansible Collections and Install Tooling
Define an Amazon VPC in Ansible Playbook
Add Amazon VPC Subnets to Ansible Playbook
Configure DHCP Option Set for Amazon VPC in Ansible
Launch Your Networking Layer for EC2 with Ansible
Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) offering is a great way for a team to spin up a virtual private network that scales up and down according to their need. With it, a team can choose IP numbers of their choosing from multiple subnets and maintain fine control of their network security. What some administrators don’t know is that every part of setting up a new instance can be provisioned entirely with Ansible.
Using an Ansible playbook, you can spin up your own VPC, specify the subnet your IP addresses will come from, and write your route table. Not only that, with Ansible you can establish your VPC’s internet gateway as well as configure your VPC endpoint and set up a CIDR block.
Ansible isn’t the only option for provisioning AWS VPCs, but the benefits to getting your team trained in automating cloud operations should be obvious. With Ansible, you can spend more time actually using cloud resources rather than provisioning them and getting their settings right.