In this article we will look at what a reverse proxy is, as well as how to set one up on CentOS using Nginx.
In part two of this series, we will look at creating a playbook to deploy and configure Telegraf, the popular devops service for getting your system's metrics into a time series database, for use with tools like Grafana.
This Post will serve as an introduction to Ansible and give to you a taste of what it can do.
Ansible is a configuration management, application deployment, task automation, and IT orchestration tool. In short, it allows you to have a source of truth for your system's configuration, deploy system level and web level applications (from nginx, to your company's distributed high-availability web app), automate common, repetitive tasks, and do all of this in sequence to create a chain of events that can completely rebuild your infrastructure.