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Working with Ansible Inventories

Ansible relies on an inventory for base functionality. While inventories can be very simple, they have been designed to be robust. This exercise walks through how to use some of the more advanced features available within an Ansible inventory. Upon completion of this exercise, students will have practical experience with Ansible inventory configuration. *This course is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.*

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Jul 27, 2018

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create the inventory File in /home/ansible/

    Create the inventory file in /home/ansible/.

  2. Challenge

    Configure the media Host Group to Contain media1 and media2

    Use an editor, such as Vim, to configure the media host group to contain media1 and media2.

  3. Challenge

    Define Variables for media with Their Accompanying Values

    Define the following variables for media with their accompanying values:

    • media_content should be set to /tmp/var/media/content/.
    • media_index should be set to /tmp//opt/media/mediaIndex.
  4. Challenge

    Configure the webservers Host Group to Contain the Hosts web1 and web2

    Configure the webservers host group to contain the hosts web1 and web2.

  5. Challenge

    Define Variables for webservers with Their Accompanying Values

    Define the following variables for webservers with their accompanying values:

    • httpd_webroot should be set to /var/www/.
    • httpd_config should be set to /etc/httpd/.
  6. Challenge

    Define the script_files Variable for web1 and Set Its Value to /usr/local/scripts

    1. Define the variable script_files specifically for web1. The value of script_files should be set to /tmp/usr/local/scripts.

    2. To test your inventory, run /home/ansible/scripts/

      If you have correctly configured the inventory, it should not error.

      Note: Do not edit anything in /home/ansible/scripts/.

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