Working as a I.T professional, We need to also required to install a single or multiple packages in our multiple server, Here we are about to create Ansible Playbook to install Nginx web server.
We believe, You have already installed Ansible if not you need to click on given link to install Ansible on ubuntu server.
Step 1: Configure Ansible
By default ansible host configuration file is
/etc/ansible/hosts Here you need to add the Apache web server details like this, Use the following step for the same, In my case i have 1 apache server.
- Group Name – WebServer
- IP Address – Your IP Address
- Username – example
- Password – XXXXXXXXXX
You need to add your server in ansible host file, Syntax is given below, You need to open the
/etc/ansible/hosts file with nano or vim text editor.
sudo vim /etc/ansible/hosts
and add the web server entry like this.
[webserver] localhost ansible_connection=ssh ansible_ssh_user=ubuntu ansible_ssh_pass=xxxxxxx
Change the credentials as per your environment, Save and exit from the vim text editor and verify the host machine connectivity with ansible by using the given command.
ansible all -m ping
Here our host configuration is completed and now we can go for next step to write play book.
Step 2: Creating Nginx Ansible Playbook
You need to create a nginx-playbook.yml and you change it according to your requirement.
sudo vim nginx-playbook.yml
Paste the given code.
- hosts: webserver become: yes tasks: - name: update apt: update_cache=yes - name: Install Nginx apt: name=nginx state=latest notify: - restart nginx handlers: - name: restart nginx service: name=nginx state=reloaded
Now we are ready to use the Nginx’s PlayBook, To execute the PlayBook you need to use the given command.
Verify the Nginx service on your targeted server by using the given command.
sudo systemctl status nginx.service
You should get nginx service up and running state.
We have successfully installed PHP using Ansible playbook on ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Kindly report in case you are facing defeculties with follwing details.
- Ansible version
- Package name
- Logs – Error / Warning / failed
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