This tutorial explains how to manually provision an AWS EC2 virtual machine using Ansible. Before you start, you should be familiar with the following concepts:
The best way to get started is to install ansible and run playbooks manually on your local machine to provision a VM. The first section of this tutorial explains how to do that. However, manual execution isn't the best and most efficient way to run ansible playbooks, so we will take a look at the challenges and learn how to automate this workflow.