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Roles 1

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Time required: 1 Hours

Scope

Create roles folder and subfolders.   Create a role to install PHP. Monitor output.  Use the with_items to install PHP php-gd php-pear php-mysql.

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 roles folder and subfolders.   Create a role to install PHP. Monitor output.  Use the with_items to install PHP php-gd php-pear php-mysql.

Overview

Create roles folder and subfolders.   Create a role to install PHP. Monitor output.  Use the with_items to install PHP php-gd php-pear php-mysql.

Scenarios

1. Setup Lab server as per Pre-requisites.
2. Create a role folder.
3. Under the role folder, create the subfolders required for use with roles. You may use the ansible-galaxy command to create these.
4. edit the tasks file to the following purpose.
5. Using the with_items option, install the following software.
6. php
7. php-gd
8. php-pear
9. php-mysql
10. Create a playbook that uses this role.
11. Intstall the software.
12. Monitor the output to ensure it worked.

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