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Questions tagged [ansible]

Ansible is an automation tool ("IT orchestration engine", per the company web site) for the deployment and configuration of applications and systems.

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Ansible modules copy/template errors for Linux 5 hosts using python26 ,python binding libselinux-python needed

We have some 50 odd linux 5 hosts, and to manage that we use ansible. Problem :- Ansible modules copy/template errors for Linux 5 hosts using python26 ,python binding libselinux-python needed ...
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how to use included variable from file with jinja2 template and with_items

I am having an error where the fields of my variable are not being detected when trying to build a configuration using a jinja2 template. This is to sync Linux repositories to yum and apt based ...
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How can I prompt users while running a playbook?

My needs: Write a playbook which can install apache if the user wants to, while the playbook is running by typing yes or no. apache_prompt.yml hosts: slaves vars_prompt: - name: ...
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How to change the user after connecting to the jump host when using ProxyCommand

My normal flow is like: ssh jumphost sudo -iHu jump_user ssh target_user@targethost Do some task How to do this using ProxyCommand? I have tried: ssh target_user@target_host -o ProxyCommand="ssh ...
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How do I use pip in Ansible on RHEL 7

We are using Ansible to manage our RHEL machines. We need to use the pip module to install pip packages from our local pip repository (the server have no connection to the Internet). I have tried to ...
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Ansible task for searching words

With my ansible task I wanted to check if openjdk is installed on environment. - name: Check if java is installed on environment shell: rpm -qa | grep 'openjdk' register: result As result I ...
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If condition in ansible jinja2 template

Search keyword in "host_fqdn" variable. If the value has "lab.com" keyword in it, it should directly store the value to "host_fqdn" again or else it should add "lab.com" keyword to the value and store ...
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Ansible jinja2 filter reject

I need to reject "*" from stdout lines. "stdout_lines": [ "rchinnn01", "rchinnn02", "*" ] - set_fact: nfs_clients: "{{ nfs_clients_out.stdout_lines | reject(...
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Arch: Is there any chance to use Apache all default for 2 or more virtual hosts?

I consider establishing an Arch based LAMP. From reading this document, it seems there is must configuration to be done just for Apache itself, not to mention MySQL and PHP. In Debian LAMP there's ...
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LAMP DB-agnostic way to create a DB stack

Is there a LAMP-MySQL (or equivalent) agnostic way to create a DB stack that includes: DB-user and a relative password DB with the same name as of the user Setting a host for the DB (say, localhost) ...
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How can I import an OVA into RHEV oVirt with Ansible

I am using both Ansible and RHEV and notice there does not seem to be a way to import an OVA into a RHEV oVirt environment using the Ansible oVirt VM module. I have a prebuilt VM I exported as an OVA ...
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Is there a distro-agnostic configuration management software?

I don't want to label myself to specific configuration-manager modules like Ansible's apt module or yum module. Is there a distro-agnostic configuration management software, or at least one with ...
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Ansible configuration file

I have my Ansible.cfg file in /etc/ansible/ as well as /apps/ansible/ We have made all the required setup in /apps/ansible/. Now, I have created new user and have all the ssh keys setup for the client ...
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How to enable or disable Apache modules in a distro-agnostic way?

I usually work with Debian/Ubuntu as a basis for Apache and recently learned that commands like a2enmod MOD or a2dismod MOD are Debian-specific. Is there a global / distro-agnostic way (maybe with ...
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Why does upgrading through Ansible commonly considered “idempotent”?

I know that an idempotent function returns a result which is can be returned more than once without changing the application essentially (like adding zero to a number or multiplying that number by 1). ...
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What's the difference between CMs “push” method (Ansible) to “pull” method (Chef/Puppet)?

I know that some of the advantages of Ansible over many other CMs are these: Ansible's scripts being written in YAML, a simple serialization language. The fact that one doesn't have to install it on ...
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Is there an Ansible command to check all essential logs of a web server environment?

I use Debian stable and Apache 2.4. In the past I wrote a script with 3 different commands to read all logs of my webserver. Like: #!/bin/bash nginx -t && echo;echo;echo tail /var/log/...
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How to run Ansible playbooks only if there are no problems in the playbook?

I have learned of the command ansible-playbook example.yml --check which can tell me if something in my playbook is problematic (as far as Ansible can recognize). I think I should combine this ...
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What's the advantage of mere Ansible on mere shell-scripting if one doesn't use communally-maintained Ansible-Galaxy roles? [closed]

I establish a LAMP with a few extras on a remote Debian machine with a similar shell (Bash) script: #/bin/bash apt update -y apt upgrade ufw sshguard unattended-upgrades wget curl git zip unzip tree ...
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Can kernel upgrades be done with configuration management (CM) tools for above-OS software?

I use various Linux Distros, mostly Debian-based, usually all default (I change nothing in the kernel/shell or internal-utilities (utilities that come with the distro). I usually install Apache, MySQL ...
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What are the basic files (dirs and regular file) in Ansible-Galaxy roles? [closed]

I have an Ansible playbook for establishing LAMP environments on remote machines. Part of this playbook deals with installing Composer: - name: Install Composer get_url: url: https://...
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Is it a best practice to use Ansible-Galaxy roles in playbooks instead ansible-modules in playbooks? [closed]

I have an Ansible playbook for establishing LAMP environments on remote machines. Part of this playbook deals with installing Composer: - name: Install Composer get_url: url: https://...
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Changing PHP's post_max_size and upload_max_filesize with Ansible

Is there a way to change the two famous PHP variables post_max_size and upload_max_filesize in php.ini in a version-agnostic way with Ansible? I didn't find any literature covering this and it seems ...
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How to install Composer with Ansible?

In Bash I usually install Composer this way: curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer -o composer-setup.php php composer-setup.php --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer I tried to read ...
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Which modules are available in ansible ad-hoc commands?

I am working on Ansible. I see that we create roles and then under "tasks" folder we create main.yml. In this file, we specify which commands should be performed for this specific role. While writing ...
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Ansible orchestration for ufw with ufw --force enable

I deploy an Ansible playbook to some debian:stable machines aiming to update package index cache, install ufw and setup it in the Ansible architecture-agnostic and version-agnostic way. - name: ...
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What does cache=yes mean in apt: update_cache=yes in Ansible?

I know that apt update updates existing package-indexes on a supporting distro but not upgrading installed-packages (utilities) that were being installed based on these package-indexes (as apt upgrade ...
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Ansible command returns change instead of success

I'm learning ansible and encountered a situation which is not clear. Running the following module command the result is a 'Changed'. ansible agent.example.com -i inventory -m copy -a 'content="Node ...
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Ansible - Add a word to a specific line in a specific part of that line

I want to add the word "nodev" to the line that contain /home in /etc/fstab file here's the file before UUID=2ea6e2e5-d902-4289-b516-40c175cd481b / ext3 defaults 1 1 ...
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read-verification alternative (two prompts and if-then comparison alternative)

I am trying to create a small script for creating simple, all-default Apache virtual host files (it should be used any time I establish a new web application). This script prompts me for the domain....
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Using Ansible inside Bash

I use Ubuntu 18.04 with Ansible installed this way: apt-get update -y install software-properties-common apt-add-repository ppa:ansible/ansible apt install ansible I also have a small Bash script I ...
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Ansible, docker_container and depends_on

I am using ansible and docker_container module. But when I start my playbook, I have error like: "'depends_on' is not a valid attribute for a Task" This is my playbook: - name: Docker-compose ...
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Ansible Playbook: Get value from variable

I'm writing my first ansible playbook right now. That's what I have so far. --- - hosts: kolumbus become: yes tasks: - name: Copy RPM copy: src: "{{ item }}" dest: /tmp ...
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not run expect script in ansible

my script is : #!/usr/bin/expect set timeout 1 spawn /etc/init.d/oracleasm configure expect "Default user to own the driver interface []:\r" send -- "grid\r" expect "Default group to own the ...
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How do i store a variable value to a file in new lines on ansible

I would like to store the variable value to a file in new lines format. - set_fact: linked_dirs: "{{ linked_dirs.stdout_lines | select('search',nfs_server) | list }}" - debug: var=linked_dirs ...
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ansible.cfg become_ask_pass not working

I am using Ansible 2.5.1., and I do not want to use the flag -K all the time (I think it will be deprecated soon). I know there is a directive of become_ask_pass in the ansible.cfg file. I set this ...
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How to specify range to iterate through an array in ansible

I want to remove an application on a remote node using ansible. Below is my playbook. How do i provide a range to the uninstall task to repeat till no packages are left. --- hosts: all tasks:...
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ansible block of code

I need to create an xml formated file in ansible. The file contains <> and spaces. When I run the playbook without the <> or any white spaces between lines in it, the playbook creates the ...
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need to list the item from facts output

I need to save the target host's IP addresses to a file using set_fact. Below is my playbook, but it's giving output as a list. hosts: all tasks: - set_fact: data: "{{ ...
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replace specific line in file with ansible [closed]

I know how to replace strings in the file with the ansible replace module. What I am looking at is replacing a specific line. I have a file that has the same string in several places and I only want ...
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Ansible: return status of the last task

I'm using this command to have a return from tasks in ansible. To see if they are successful or not. This is a example of my code in a playbook: - name: Install JDK8 shell: cd /tmp/install/ &&...
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simulate enter key in Ansible

I am trying to create a playbook to run the mysql_secure_installation command. This command ask several questions. I am using pexpect, but not sure how to simulate an "enter" The first question it ...
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Find in Ansible and Save to a file

I want to save the result of find into the file with an Ansible play. - name: Find / -name "postgresql" find: paths: /var/log patterns: 'postgresql' The result of above will be saved into ...
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How to pass prompt in ansible?

I am trying to pass a prompt y in ansible when it executes the below command. When i do manually on server it asks for a prompt. How should i do it with ansible using shell module.Please help with ...
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Terminate and disable/remove unattended upgrade before command returns

I'm having an issue here where I try to automate a setup with Ansible. Some of the steps require interaction with apt, but occasionally I get an error because unattended-upgrade kicked off and locked ...
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Using a if/else statement in shell for netsat

My goal is to ensure that email connections are limited to outbound only So I have two shell commands one is netstat -an | grep ':25' | grep -v '127.0.0.1' | wc -l which prints out 1 The command ...
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Ansible Playbook syntax check issue

i have below detail in /etc/ansible/hosts [dev] 10.13.212.32 and i am able ping this hosts as below: # ansible dev -m ping Output: [root@localhost ~]# ansible dev -m ping 10.13.212.32 | SUCCESS ...
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Ansible: failed to ping a linux container

Continuig with my ansible learning, I already fixed how to Ansible: How to parse an inventory source but now I ran into a new problem. He executes the following 2 commands (but im not sure if he does ...
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Ansible: How to parse an inventory source

I'm following an Ansible tutorial I got from Packt, I reached this part where I've created 3 Ubuntu containers (lxc) and got them up and running. I'm also able to login to each of them. I've ...
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Best practice DNS (resolving IP to hostname in LAN)?

Recently I've created my own thin client operating system (Xubuntu based, so basically Linux yes) that will run across our thin clients. Currently I'm testing the OS in my test environment, but I've ...