How to write ansible play book to install docker and start docker container with docker image on multiple host machines

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Oct 22, 2020 in Docker by Shashi
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You can do this task easily with Ansible. First, update the Ansible inventory file in your controller node. After that, you need to create an Ansible playbook to configure the docker container. You can follow the below steps.

  • Install the Docker container with the package module.

  • Start the Docker service with the service module.

  • Launch the container.

answered Oct 22, 2020 by MD
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I am aware of these steps. Can you please provide me a script which is written in yaml


According to your requirement, you can use the below playbook. You may need to modify the software name depending on your O.S.

- hosts: localhost
  - name: Install docker.
      name: docker-ce
      state: present
  - name: Start docker service
      name: docker
      state: started
  - name: Create a redis container
      name: data1
      image: centos
      state: started
      recreate: yes
        - 8080

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