Ansible is a popular Open Source tool for agent-less automation and orchestration. We will briefly introduce with the state of Ansible in Debian, then we will present the various ways of managing Debian servers with Ansible. Particularly for services configuration, there are different patterns depending on how configuration files are organized (file structure, data structures, languages…). Our audience is primarily system administrators using configuration management tools. Some parts could also be interesting for package maintainers in order to ease the use of automation tools with Debian.