Ansible Tower Install and Setup Quick Guide

Supported Operating Systems: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 64-bit CentOS 6 64-bit CentOS 7 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit Other…

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Ansible Playbook Lab & Excercise – Part 3

Create a playbook where you should install a webserver into 2 OS type(Ubuntu and RHEL) with fact conditioning. and list out a directory which in “/etc” and display such as…

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Ansible Windows Playbook Lab & Excercise – Part 4

Write a playbook to Create a dir, named with your-name inside C:\HPE and create a file named with “readme.txt” inside “C:\HPE\ and content of the file should be “I love…

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Ansible Windows Adhoc Commands Lab & Excercise – Part 3

Write a Adhoc command to Create a dir, named with your-name inside C:\HPE and create a file named with “readme.txt” inside “C:\HPE\ and content of the file should be “I…

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ansible-error

Ansible Error while executing adhoc commands/playbook in windows remote

Error – Failed to connect to the host via ssh Solution – You need to set ansible_connection=winrm to connect to windows [windows] 13.233.160.153 [windows:vars] ansible_connection=winrm Error – auth method ssl…

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How to install Ansible in Centos 7/RHEL 7?

How to install Ansible in Centos 7/RHEL 7?

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Ansible Include and Import with differences explanined!

This is one of the most frequest questions being asked in my workshop is that differences between using import or include in Ansible. For example import_role or include_role, what should…

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Understanding Ansible Architecture using diagram

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Understanding Ansible playbook using diagram

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Order of operations during Ansible playbook parsing explained!

We will delve into some specifics of how a playbook is parsed for Order of operations. Ansible can be assumed to be executed in a top to bottom order; that…

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How can I pass variable to ansible playbook in the command line?

It is possible to set variables at the command line using the –extra-vars (or -e) argument. Variables can be defined using a single quoted string (containing one or more variables)…

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Ansible include scnario with list of plays or tasks

Are you trying to use include in your playbook and coming across a error somthing like “A playbook must be a list of plays”. That means you are at right…

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How to specifying multiple groups in a playbook hosts specification?

By design, Ansible executes just one play at a time. Your playbook consists of two plays (the two items in the root-level YAML list defined by the playbook file). Method…

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Difference between ansible vars_files vs include_vars

Both of them have some commonalities but they solve different purposes. vars_files are read when the play starts. include_vars are read when the play reaches the task. Format vars_files: directive…

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Working with Azure using Ansible

Ansible includes a suite of modules for interacting with “Azure Resource Manager”, giving you the tools to easily create and orchestrate infrastructure on the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Step 1 –…

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Calling Ansible handlers based on OS distributions

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Reboot and wait for reboot to complete in Ansible playbook

Reference – https://blog.confirm.ch/calling-ansible-handlers-based-on-os-distributions/

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Anatomy of Ansible play defined!

A Play performs one or more Tasks against one or more Managed Nodes. Each playbook is composed of one or more ‘plays’ in a list. A play map a group…

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Login to linux ansible remote server enabled with LDAP using SSH?

Here is the scnario which we tried last week with Pranav Goel in order to login the Ansible remote server which is enlabe with LDAP and become a su to…

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Ansible Role Project 1

Step 1 – Create a role which has following specification. Install a webserver httpd # use role/vars/ Add cond…httpd should be done only if RHEL. Copy a index.j2 into /var/www/html…

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Ansible Tower Administration Guide

Ansible Tower Support – If you have paid membership, you can contact the support team at https://access.redhat.com How to understand Ansible Tower Subscription Types Self-Support Enterprise: Standard Enterprise: Premium https://docs.ansible.com/ansible-tower/latest/html/administration/license-support.html#subscription-types…

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Ansible Variable Lab & Excercise – Part 2

Assigment 1 – Create a playbook and setup a webserver(httpd) and use httpd as a variable decalared in role var file Assigment 2 – Create a playbook and setup a…

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Ansible Variable Lab & Excercise – Part 1

Assigment 1 – Create a playbook and setup a webserver(httpd) and use httpd as a variable decalared in inventory. Assigment 2 – Create a playbook and setup a webserver(httpd) and…

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How to access Ansible remote machine using SSH user and key?

How to access Ansible remote machine using SSH user and key? There are following ways, you can autheticte linux remote server using Ansible. Method 1 – Password Less authentication SSH…

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Ansible execution connection type

Ansible executes playbooks in the remote server using following connection type. To change the connection type, you need to pass host-specific parameter ansible_connection=<connector>, the connection type can be changed. SSH…

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Use of runtime variables to save into another variable using register in Ansible

Another major use of variables is running a command and using the result of that command to save the result into a variable   – hosts: all tasks: – name:…

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Ansible & Ansible Tower Variable Precedence Hierarchy

Ansible & Ansible Tower Variable Precedence Hierarchy (last listed wins)

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How to use template in Ansible?

How to use template in Ansible? ##### Step 1 – Create your inventory file with ##### ##### Step 2 – Create templates directory ##### <strong>##### Step 3 – Create a…

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Run Ansible Adhoc commands or playbook in Local mode

If you are trying to run Ansible Adhoc commands or playbook in Local mode, these articles will help you. Ansible can’t run playbooks locally without ssh if ansible_connection=local is defined…

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Ansible Playbook Lab & Excercise – Part 2

Execution Mode – Remote Write a Ansible Playbook to create a group called “deploy” Write a Ansible Playbook to create a user called “deploy-user” which is part of group called…

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