The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the students to Ansible – the open – source configuration management and infrastructure orchestration tool. Ansible makes performing advanced system administration tasks radically simple. The participants will acquire the fundamental skills of installing, configuring and running Ansible. Basic concepts of IAC (Infrastructure -As-code) and system state declaration be explained and experienced. We will learn the concepts of Ansible YAML- based DSL and basic usage patterns. At the end of the workshop students will be able to use Ansible for system configuration and management in their everyday work. The course includes hands-on exercises involving installation and configuration of industry standard software components on Linux servers.