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LiNUX Lab

Plays and Playbooks 1

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Time required: 2 Hours

Scope

Create a playbook that creates a new user on the server.  Check to ensure that user has been created. Then copy a file you have created to that user's home folder.  Change the permissions of the file to 0755.  Check to ensure it's been created there. The file is called program1.sh and should be in /opt/ folder.

Suggested Pre Requisites

 

Standard tasks for all lab servers to set them up for self-use.

 

Log into the lab server as user then sudo to the root user.

 

sudo su -

 

Install ansible with

 

yum install ansible

 

Add the local server as a local group.

 

Edit the /etc/ansible/hosts file.  Put the following at the top.

 

[local]
localhost

[single]
localhost

[databases]
localhost

[other]
localhost

[temp]
localhost

 

Save the /etc/ansible/hosts file.

 

Create an ansible user to use with the labs. 

 sudo useradd -G wheel ansible

Log out and log in as the ansible user.

Create an ssh key for your user.

 

ssh-keygen

Use the ssh-copy-id command to copy your own ssh key to your own user's authority file.

 


ssh-copy-id localhost

Use the ansible all -m ping command to test connectivity to the localhost.   You should now be ready to use the lab server.

 

 

 

Objectives

Create a playbook that creates a new user on the server.  Check to ensure that user has been created. Then copy a file you have created to that user's home folder.  Change the permissions of the file to 0755.  Check to ensure it's been created there. The file is called program1.sh and should be in /opt/ folder.

Overview

Create a playbook that creates a new user on the server.  Check to ensure that user has been created. Then copy a file you have created to that user's home folder.  Change the permissions of the file to 0755.  Check to ensure it's been created there. The file is called program1.sh and should be in /opt/ folder.

Scenarios

1. Setup Lab server as per prerequisites.
2. Create a playbook that creates a new user on the server.
3. Check to ensure that user has been created.
4. Create a file in the /opt folder called program1.sh
5. Copy the file you have created to that user's home folder.
6. Change the permissions of the file to 0755.
7. Check to ensure it's been created there.
8. Check the file to ensure its executable.

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