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Provision & Configure EC2 instance with Vagrant and Ansible

In this Simple tutorial, I’ll show you that how you can use the Vagrant with Ansible to provision and configure the EC2 instance on AWS. I am assuming that you already have Vagrant installed and have an AWS account(and know how to use both).

First you need to install the Vagrant AWS plugin:

vagrant plugin install vagrant-aws

After installing the plugin, add dummy AWS box:

vagrant box add aws https://github.com/mitchellh/vagrant-aws/raw/master/dummy.box

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Post Installation steps on Ubuntu using Ansible

Ansible is a configuration management and provisioning tool, similar to Chef, Puppet or Salt. It’s one of the simplest and the easiest to get started with because it’s “just SSH”; It uses SSH to connect to servers and run the configured Tasks.

Ansible Introduction – Please must read this really good and detail Ansible Introduction

Here are the steps to install the Ansible on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:ansible/ansible
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y ansible

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SSH on Ubuntu Server

SSH server on Ubuntu server is really easy and straight forward. Here are a few simple steps that, we will use to install the OpenSSH on Ubuntu server!

Find the ip address of server, so that we can use it to connect remotely:

Now, we will go to remote Windows machine and try to connect to the server:

We are on the same subnet 🙂

We will log in to a remote system (Ubuntu) with SSH using PuTTY:


Hope this will help you!

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