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Ansible Complex Conditional Usage (Variables, Conditionals, Error Handling)

As with any technology, there's going to be errors or things that don't go exactly as planned. Learning how to handle errors as they happen, and building your playbooks to handle errors in a graceful fashion, is an important skill to have. This lab will help reinforce some of the ways to do this. *This course is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.*

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Oct 18, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install the linuxacademy_backup_package, Accounting for the Repository or Package Not Being Available

    The task should look similar to the following:

       - name: Install backup package
          name: linuxacademy_backup_package
          state: present
         ignore_errors: true
  2. Challenge

    Check for the Existence of /root/archive.tar and Create It If It Doesn't

    This part of the playbook should look something like this:

      - name: Check for archive file
        command: ls /root/archive.tar
        register: check_result
        ignore_errors: true
      - name: Touch archive file
         path: /root/archive.tar
         state: touch
        when: check_result is failed

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