LiNUX Lab

Working with Ansible Facts 2

We deploy the real environment, you take the scenario-based labs on us. Hands-on, from anywhere, at any time.

Time required: 1 Hours

Scope

Create your own ansible fact.  Put it into /etc/ansible/fact.d/preference.fact. create a playbook that outputs the fact to the screen via the debug command.

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 your own ansible fact.  Put it into /etc/ansible/fact.d/preference.fact. create a playbook that outputs the fact to the screen via the debug command.

Overview

Create your own ansible fact.  Put it into /etc/ansible/fact.d/preference.fact. create a playbook that outputs the fact to the screen via the debug command.

Scenarios

1. Setup Lab server as per prerequisites.
2. Create a facts.d in the ansible home folder.
3. Create your own ansible facts
4. Put your ansible facts into the ansible facts.d folder as preference.fact.
5. Create playbook that displays the self-made ansible fact to the output of the playbook using the debug command.

Share our Labs
Start Your Free Trial

We have the longest and most in depth courses about cloud and engineering topics on the web. All of our training content is included with every membership.