Ansible Interview Questions and Answer – Part 1

What is inventory file used for and default inventory host location? What is ansible configuration file used for and its default path? Do you write your inventory file? How many…

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Ansible inventory in one remote machine using command-line

You can specify inventory file host path or comma separated host list. Except “localhost”, you can always specify a inventory using “-i INVENTORY” or –inventory=INVENTORY. Also, there are two default…

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How to pass http proxy to ansible using environment variables?

It is quite possible that you may need to get package updates through a proxy, or even get some package updates through a proxy and access other packages not through…

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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 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? Install Ansible via Pip in RHEL/CENTOS

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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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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 scenario 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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