Scaling Ansible
2019-05-04, 17:00–17:50, Room B

Ansible agentless nature and semplicity are definitely two of the aspects that determined its incredible success as configuration management and automation tool.
However - despite being very powerful - agentless automation has some limitations when managing complex distributed infrastructures.
In this talk we will deep dive into Ansible configuration and execution model to discuss some workarounds to effectively implement Ansible as configuration management tool at scale without compromising performances and/or the readability of the code.

This talk will walk through the incremental enhancements to the default Ansible configuration we have applied to one of the PowerDNS projects to effectively take down Ansible execution time from ~60 to ~6 minutes.