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Working with Ansible Playbooks

Ansible is a powerful server automation tool. Using playbooks to describe an end-state and having the tool do the work significantly expands what a server administrator can do. In this lab, you will be able to use a playbook to install and configure Apache on a server.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Aug 07, 2020

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  1. Challenge

    Update the Ansible Playbook to Ensure It Reflects the Desired End State

    Note: Please give the lab an extra 6 minutes or so before connecting via SSH. After that, you can then log in to the server using the credentials provided.

    First, we have to make sure the playbook is set up the way the instructions tell us. There's four tasks listed in the instructions (Install Apache, download the website, start the service, ensure the firewall is open) but there's only two tasks in the playbook. Go ahead and add the missing tasks.

  2. Challenge

    Run the Playbook and Ensure Apache Is Serving Pages Correctly

    Now that the playbook is set up as needed, we can run the playbook and make sure it completes successfully. After that, all we need to do is point a browser at the public IP of the server and verify the website loads. Good job!

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