Ansible is a great tool for helping sysadmins doing their day-to-day tasks in a more automated manner. If you manage alot of systems, then you sure know how cumbersome it can be if you have to do something repetitive manually on them.

Ansible is a free automation software, that helps you develop your own recipes (called roles in ansible terminology), which can be used to automate almost everything.

This software is simple automation engine, that has built-in "rules" in terms of directories and files. I am posting a bash script, that deploys a preferred ansible working environment, instead of creating all the initial files and directories yourself. It is used for new projects only.