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Using Variables in Ansible Inventory Files

Cat Corp. is trialing a setup of Ansible in their environment. They've set up an Ansible host server and need to set up a couple of backup servers. You've been contracted to write a playbook that will install `csh` on the servers. Additionally, for this backup software, each server can run a different number of backup streams. This is configurable in a file located at `/opt/backup/streams`. You also need to populate this file with the value stored in the host-based variable managed in the Ansible inventory. >**Note:** Make sure to elevate to `root` once logged in. The reason for this is because of how the lab server’s version of Ansible is installed. > *This course is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.*

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jun 25, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Use Ansible to Install `csh`

    Write a playbook to install csh on the newly provisioned web server.

  2. Challenge

    Populate the File `/opt/backups/streams` with the Value Stored in the Host-Based Variable from the Inventory File

    Add to the playbook to create a text file in /opt/backup/streams/ and populate it with the value of the host-based variable in the Ansible inventory.

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