Most viewed questions in Ansible

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Is there any way to encrypt --private-key with ansible-vault and use it encrypted with Ansible Playbook

Hey @Kajol, Create a passphrase for the key openssl ...READ MORE

Jan 29, 2019 in Ansible by Anupam
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How to use get_url on windows - Ansible

Hey @Biji, you could use the win_get_url ...READ MORE

Jan 24, 2019 in Ansible by Olly
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Error saying "Cannot write to ControlPath" - Ansible

hey @Neel, this seems like your Linux ...READ MORE

Mar 29, 2019 in Ansible by Yesha
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Ansible playbook to create an S3 bucket

Hey @Alok, an ansible task like this ...READ MORE

Aug 1, 2019 in Ansible by Vish
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Error: One or more undefined variables: 'unicode object' has no attribute 'repo'

Hey change this in your role with_items: apt_repos By ...READ MORE

Mar 14, 2019 in Ansible by Haseeb
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ERROR! The API server (https://galaxy.ansible.com/api/) is not responding, please try again later.

Hi@akhtar, It seems your ansible is connecting to the ...READ MORE

Sep 17, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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How to validate the sudoers file before changing the file in Ansible?

Hi@akhtar, You can do this using lineinfile module ...READ MORE

Sep 2, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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How to encrypt and existing file using Ansible Vault?

Hey @Kyraa, to encrypt an existing file ...READ MORE

Jan 29, 2019 in Ansible by Kavya
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How to launch MySQL docker container using Ansible playbook?

Hi@akhtar, You can use docker_container module in your ...READ MORE

Sep 21, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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How to create a security group in AWS using Ansible-Playbook?

Hi@akhtar, You can use the ec2_group module in ...READ MORE

Aug 13, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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How to create a directory using Ansible?

Hi@akhtar, You can use the file module. To ...READ MORE

Aug 10, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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Multilines in shell script inside Ansible playbook

You could write your playbook in this ...READ MORE

Jan 25, 2019 in Ansible by Donna
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Ansible to rename a file if it exists

Hi@Jp, What output you are getting? Your playbook ...READ MORE

Dec 14, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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Store ec2 instance IP using ansible playbook

Hey @Himanshu, you can use something like ...READ MORE

Mar 25, 2019 in Ansible by Yesha
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How to list down all the roles in Ansible?

Hi@akhtar, Ansible role is a part of ansible-galaxy. ...READ MORE

Aug 20, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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How to take user input in Ansible?

Hi@akhtar, To ask for user input, we will ...READ MORE

Aug 10, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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Ansible playbook to create a new database

Hi pravalika, its pretty simple.  You just ...READ MORE

Aug 8, 2019 in Ansible by Trvais
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How do you stop Ansible from creating .retry files in the home directory?

[defaults] ... retry_files_enabled = True # Create them ...READ MORE

Apr 5, 2019 in Ansible by anonymous
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How to create a directory in remote nodes using Ansible-Playbook?

You can read install and setup apache ...READ MORE

Aug 23, 2020 in Ansible by anonymous
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How to remove yum repository using Ansible playbook?

Hi@akhtar, You can use the yum_repository module in ...READ MORE

Aug 4, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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Python script to decrypt while running the playbook - Ansible Vault

Ansible provides a feature where you can ...READ MORE

Mar 7, 2019 in Ansible by William
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Playbook to add hosts to the known hosts list - Ansible

Hey @Kiran, try something like this: - name: ...READ MORE

Mar 26, 2019 in Ansible by Haider
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How to install mongodb on centos 7 using ansible

Hi@Shashi, I think for MongoDB you need to ...READ MORE

Sep 16, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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Ansible playbook to install and update the IBM packages from local or remote repositories

Hi @Hannah, I have this and it ...READ MORE

Oct 30, 2019 in Ansible by Tanmay
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How to create a firewall rule using Ansible Playbook?

Hi@akhtar, Ansible has a module named firewalld to ...READ MORE

Sep 2, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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How to remove old file using Ansible?

Hi@akhtar, You can remove your files using Ansible. ...READ MORE

Sep 17, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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Create a network in Docker using Ansible playbook.

Hi@akhtar, The docker_network module (Ansible 2.2 or higher) can create ...READ MORE

Sep 20, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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Is there a way to recover lost Ansible Vault password?

Hey @Sridhar, There is no way to ...READ MORE

Jan 29, 2019 in Ansible by Akthia
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Ansible error while ansible -m ping all

It looks like ansible may be installed ...READ MORE

Mar 18, 2019 in Ansible by Vince
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Ansible use cases

There are 6 main places where ansible ...READ MORE

Jan 25, 2019 in Ansible by Chester
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Unarchive module overwriting - Ansible

Hey @joe, you can use the create option, ...READ MORE

Jan 30, 2019 in Ansible by Khadeer
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Playbook to backup all mysql databases

Hey @Ruth, you could use a playbook, ...READ MORE

Feb 4, 2019 in Ansible by Anushri
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Set up the necessary tools such as git, chromedriver(selenium), chromium browser(selenium) on the slave node through Ansible

- hosts: all vars : ...READ MORE

Dec 31, 2020 in Ansible by Onkar
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Get MD5 checksum of a windows file using Ansible

Hi @Travis, you can use the win_stat ...READ MORE

Jun 11, 2019 in Ansible by Greg
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Error saying "Package not a legal parameter in an Ansible task or a handler" - Ansible

This has been happening to a lot ...READ MORE

Jan 8, 2019 in Ansible by Takeshi
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Error saying "Failed to find required executable npm in paths"

Hey @Thomas,  Seems like those extra paths have ...READ MORE

Jan 10, 2019 in Ansible by Naina
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Set AWS credentials in boto config file

Go to your boto config file, and ...READ MORE

Mar 26, 2019 in Ansible by Raymond
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Ansible playbook with jenkins not working

When you execute the playbook under Jenkins, ...READ MORE

Jan 17, 2019 in Ansible by Sameer
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How to configure the Nginx server in AWS with Ansible Playbook?

Hi@akhtar, To configure the Nginx server in AWS, ...READ MORE

Oct 12, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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Check for certain package with specific version exists - Ansible

Hey @Kavya, to check if a package ...READ MORE

Mar 6, 2019 in Ansible by Devika
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How to run Ansible-Playbook in the localhost?

Hi@akhtar, To run any playbook in the local ...READ MORE

Aug 11, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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Getting numbered build artefact using ansible from jenkins

You can get the build number with ...READ MORE

Aug 20, 2018 in Ansible by ajs3033
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How to run Ansible without hosts file?

Hey @Ruth, you can use ansible without using ...READ MORE

Feb 1, 2019 in Ansible by Anisha
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Testing server response with timeout using ansible

Got it working using wait_for and until ...READ MORE

Aug 7, 2018 in Ansible by Atul
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Encrypt a single variable using ansible Vault

Adding to @Zunaid's answer, this can also ...READ MORE

Jan 29, 2019 in Ansible by Sid
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ERROR! the role '/root/web' was not found in /root/roles:/root/.ansible/roles:/usr/share/ansible/roles:/etc/ansible/roles:/root

Hi@akhtar, You are trying to use ansible role in your ...READ MORE

Aug 20, 2020 in Ansible by MD
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Ansible Playbook to create a Load Balancer

Hey @Himanshu, you can try something like ...READ MORE

Mar 25, 2019 in Ansible by Jack
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Permission denied error while building a project using Ansible on jenkins

Your Jenkins job is running as default ...READ MORE

Apr 2, 2019 in Ansible by Aleesha
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What is Puppet equivalent of the 'ignore_failure' in Chef or the 'ignore_errors' in Ansible?

There’s no need to ignore the error ...READ MORE

Jul 17, 2018 in Ansible by shelly
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