TOP Ansible Commands

TOP Ansible Commands

Ansible is an automation tool created for the sole purpose of handling redundant that would otherwise slow down your development cycle. The automation tool is used in IT services such as application deployment, management, provisioning, and inter-service orchestration. In times of quickly scaling IT industries and their ever-increasing complexity of work, Ansible is like Moses created to shepherd the hapless sheep of through the valley of IT development.

Please refer this article to understand in detail about Ansible.

In this article, we will be learning some of the most useful Ansible Commands.

To Set Up SSH Command
sudo apt-get install openssh-server
To Generate SSH Key
To Copy the SSH Key on the Hosts
ssh-copy-id hostname
To Check the SSH Connection
ssh <nodeName>
To Add Ansible repository
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ansible/ansible
To Run the update command
sudo apt-get update
To Install Ansible package
sudo apt-get install ansible
To Check Ansible Version
ansible –version
To set up SSH agent
$ ssh-agent bash
$ ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa

To use SSH with a password instead of keys
ansible europe -a "/sbin/reboot" -f 20
To run /usr/bin/ansible from a user account
ansible europe -a "/usr/bin/foo" -u username
To run commands through privilege escalation and not through user account
ansible europe -a "/usr/bin/foo" -u username --become [--ask-become-pass]
To become a user, other than root by using --become-user
$ ansible europe -a "/usr/bin/foo" -u username --become --become-user otheruser [--ask-become-pass]
To Transfer a file directly to many servers
ansible europe -m copy -a "src=/etc/hosts dest=/tmp/hosts"
To change the ownership and permissions on files
ansible webservers -m file -a "dest=/srv/foo/a.txt mode=600"

ansible webservers -m file -a "dest=/srv/foo/b.txt mode=600 owner=example group=example"
To create directories
ansible webservers -m file -a "dest=/path/to/c mode=755 owner=example group=example state=directory"
To delete directories (recursively) and delete files
ansible webservers -m file -a "dest=/path/to/c state=absent"
To ensure that a package is installed, but doesn’t get updated

ansible webservers -m apt -a "name=acme state=present"
To ensure that a package is installed to a specific version
ansible webservers -m apt -a "name=acme-1.5 state=present"
To ensure that a package is not installed

ansible webservers -m apt -a "name=acme state=absent"

To ensure a service is started on all web servers

ansible webservers -m service -a "name=httpd state=started"

To restart a service on all web servers

ansible webservers -m service -a "name=httpd state=restarted"

To ensure a service is stopped

ansible webservers -m service -a "name=httpd state=stopped



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