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Deploying Services Using Ansible

Ansible is frequently used to manage software configuration and deployment. This exercise allows students to deploy and configure an NFS server using key features of Ansible.

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Clock icon 1h 30m
Clock icon Apr 05, 2019

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  1. Challenge

    Create the necessary template files on the Ansible control node.

    Create the files exports.j2 and etc.hosts.j2 in /home/ansible with the noted content:


    {{ share_path }} *(rw)

    /home/ansible/etc.hosts.j2	localhost {{ ansible_hostname}}
    {{ nfs_ip }}	{{ nfs_hostname }}
  2. Challenge

    Create a playbook for the server 'nfs' in the Ansible inventory.

    Create a playbook in /home/ansible/nfs.yml that meets the provided specification for the server nfs in the ansible inventory.

    Create a playbook in /home/ansible/nfs.yml with the following content: - hosts: nfs become: yes vars: share_path: /mnt/nfsroot tasks: - name: install nfs yum: name: nfs-utils state: latest - name: start and enable nfs-server service: name: nfs-server state: started enabled: yes - name: configure exports template: src: /home/ansible/exports.j2 dest: /etc/exports notify: update nfs handlers: - name: update nfs exports command: exportfs -a listen: update nfs

  3. Challenge

    Add a play for the remote host group.

    Edit /home/ansible/nfs.yml such that changes are executed on the remote host group to meet the provided requirements.

    Edit /home/ansible/nfs.yml to contain the following content after the nfs play: - hosts: remote become: yes vars: nfs_ip: "{{ hostvars['nfs']['ansible_default_ipv4']['address'] }}" nfs_hostname: "{{ hostvars['nfs']['ansible_hostname'] }}" vars_files: - /home/ansible/user-list.txt tasks: - name: configure hostsfile template: src: /home/ansible/etc.hosts.j2 dest: /etc/hosts.nfslab - name: get file status stat: path: /opt/user-agreement.txt register: filestat - name: debug info debug: var: filestat - name: create users user: name: "{{ item }}" when: filestat.stat.exists loop: "{{ users }}"

  4. Challenge

    Execute playbook to verify your playbook works correctly.

    Execute playbook /home/ansible/nfs.yml to verify your playbook works correctly.

    Run ansible-playbook /home/ansible/nfs.yml from the control node.

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