Since the last update, I have been working to set up a basic way to automate common configuration and management tasks with Ansible. The basic Ansible setup uses a primary controller host with the Ansible software installed which has access to the various nodes to managed via Secure Shell (SSH). The managed hosts have minimal requirements. Namely they need to be able to receive incoming SSH connections, contain a Python interpreter to execute the commands, and usually an authentication mechanism such as SSH keys to allow logins without typing in a password.