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How to install Redis using Ansible Playbook on Ubuntu

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Some time we need to automate the packages installation on 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 redis 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.

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

You should get output like this.



Here our host configuration is completed and now we can go for next step to write play book.

Step 2: Creating Apache Playbook


You need to create a redis-playbook.yml and you change it according to your requirement.

©©sudo vim redis-playbook.yml

Paste the given code.

- hosts: redis
  become: yes

    - name: Update
      apt: update_cache=yes   
    - name: Installing Redis
      apt: name=redis-server state=latest

        - restart redis.service

    - name: Restart Redis Server
      service: name=redis state=restarted enabled=yes

Now we are ready to use the Redis's PlayBook, To execute the PlayBook you need to use the given command.

©©ansible-playbook redis-playbook.yml

You should get output like this.


Verify the Redis service on your targeted server by using the given command.

©©sudo systemctl status redis.service

Sample output.


We have successfully created ansible playbook for Redis Server in our Ubuntu 18.04 server.



  1. ERROR! The requested handler 'restart redis.service' was not found in either the main handlers list nor in the listening handlers list

  2. This works for me (ubuntu 20.04)

    - systemctl restart redis.service