FreeKB - Getting Started with playbooks
Ansible - Getting Started with playbooks

This assumes you have installed Ansible and have gone through our Getting Started with Ansible and Getting Started with the ansible-playbook command articles.

The ansible-playbook command uses a .yml or .yaml file to perform a series of tasks, thus you'll need to create the .yml or .yaml file before issuing the ansible-playbook command.

touch playbook.yml

 

Following is an example of the minimum markup needed to perform a task.

---
- hosts: all
  tasks:
    - debug: msg="Hello World"

 

The following command could then be used to run this playbook.

ansible-playbook playbook.yml

 

If you have a single server defined in your /etc/ansible/hosts file, the following should be displayed. Check out this article if you want to know what Gathering Facts is all about.

PLAY [all]

TASK [Gathering Facts]
ok: [server1.example.com]

TASK [debug]
ok: [server1.example.com] => {
    "msg": "Hello World"
}

PLAY RECAP
server1.example.com : ok=1  changed=0  unreacable=0  failed=0

 



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