Automated Quality Assurance for Ansible Playbooks


When server instances are provisioned in the cloud, they are rarely set up manually, but automated using provisioning scripts. the provisioning scripts describe how the server should be set up. this is normal code, as we know it from normal software development, except that this code is specialized on the domain infrastructure. In software development, static code analysis (“linting”) and automated tests have established themselves as means for good maintainability of the production code. Why not apply this good practice to “Infrastructure as code” as well? This article uses the provisioning tool Ansible to describe how automated quality assurance for provisioning scripts can look like.

In The Cloud Report, Nr. 01/2020
Sandra Parsick
Sandra Parsick