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LiNUX Lab

Templates 2

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Time required: 2 Hours

Scope

Create a template with a variable for server hostname.  Create a playbook that installs apache and uses a template to create the /var/www/html/index.html file on the target server.  The hostname must be in the index.html file.  ADD multiple variables to the template and export them to the index.html

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 template with a variable for server hostname.  Create a playbook that installs apache and uses a template to create the /var/www/html/index.html file on the target server.  The hostname must be in the index.html file.  ADD multiple variables to the template and export them to the index.html

Overview

Create a template with a variable for server hostname.  Create a playbook that installs apache and uses a template to create the /var/www/html/index.html file on the target server.  The hostname must be in the index.html file.  ADD multiple variables to the template and export them to the index.html

Scenarios

1. Setup Lab server as per Pre-requisites.
2. Create a template with a variable for server hostname.
3. Create a playbook that installs apache
4. Ensure the playbook uses a template to create the /var/www/html/index.html file on the target server.
5. The hostname must be in the index.html file.
6. ADD multiple other variables to the template.
7. Export these new variables to the index.html

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