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Ansible for launching AWS EC2 instances

This article will guide you on how to use #Ansible to launch AWS EC2 instances, security group, and RDS.

First, you're limiting the scope of the playbook to the local #hosts #group. It contains localhost and this is the way Ansible will work with #EC2 instances. Behind the scenes, Ansible connects to Python boto on the local machine and use to establish connection with the AWS #API and issue the necessary #commands.

Then we specify the name of the security group that Ansible will create for us. A security group is like a virtual firewall that must be created for your EC2 instances. If you already have one created, you can associate it with the new EC2 instance. In our case, we’ll be creating a new one from scratch.

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