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What are the steps to automate the setup of Windows hosts so that they can be managed using ansible?

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answered 2021-10-09 07:00:00 +0000

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The steps to automate the setup of Windows hosts so that they can be managed using Ansible are:

  1. Install and configure an SSH server on the Windows host. This is required as Ansible uses SSH to connect to remote hosts.
  2. Install Python on the Windows host. Ansible requires Python to be installed on the target system to run Ansible modules.
  3. Install the WinRM package on the Windows host. This package enables WinRM on the target system and allows Ansible to connect to the system using WinRM.
  4. Configure the Windows firewall to allow WinRM traffic. By default, the Windows firewall blocks WinRM traffic, so you need to configure it to allow traffic through.
  5. Create a user account on the Windows host for Ansible to use. This user account needs to be added to the Remote Management Users group.
  6. Configure Ansible to use WinRM as a connection plugin. This is done in the Ansible configuration file.
  7. Test the connection to the Windows host using Ansible. Test that Ansible can connect to the Windows host and manage it successfully.

By following these steps, you can automate the setup of Windows hosts so that they can be managed using Ansible.

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