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File Manipulation with Ansible
A common theme in everyday systems administration is the need to work with system files. It follows that any good configuration management or automation engine must be able to do the same. This exercise challenges students to use Ansible to execute varying tasks on remote systems involving file manipulation.
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Become `ansible` user and then download http://software.xyzcorp.com/enigma.tgz to `/tmp` on each host in qa-servers and verify the sha256 checksum via http://software.xyzcorp.com/enigma-checksum.txt.
Note: This URL only works correctly when accessed on the lab servers. The domain name DNS entry is overridden in
/etc/hostson each lab server. If you attempt to access it from another system, you will reach a parked domain.
On EACH of the hosts in 'qa-servers' inventory, become the
sudo su - ansible
ansibleuser (above), run the following commands on each host in the
CHECKSUM=$(curl http://software.xyzcorp.com/enigma-checksum.txt | cut -f1 -d' ')
ansible qa-servers -m get_url -a "url=http://software.xyzcorp.com/enigma.tgz dest=/tmp/enigma.tgz checksum=sha256:$CHECKSUM"
Extract `/tmp/enigma.tgz` to `/opt/` on all hosts in `qa-servers`.
ansible qa-servers -b -m unarchive -a "src=/tmp/enigma.tgz dest=/opt/ remote_src=yes".
Update the line of text "DEPLOY_CODE" in `/opt/enigma/details.txt` to the "CODE_RED" on each server in `qa-servers`.
ansible qa-servers -b -m lineinfile -a "regexp=DEPLOY_CODE line=CODE_RED path=/opt/enigma/details.txt".
Set the group ownership of the directory `/opt/enigma/secret/` and each file contained within the directory so that the group owner is `protected` for each host in `qa-servers`.
ansible qa-servers -b -m file -a "recurse=yes state=directory path=/opt/enigma/secret group=protected".
Delete the file `/opt/enigma/tmp/deployment-passwords.txt` from all servers.
ansible all -b -m file -a "state=absent path=/opt/enigma/tmp/deployment-passwords.txt".
What's a lab?
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