Ansible is an open-source software platform for configuring and managing computers. It combines multi-node software deployment, ad-hoc task execution, and configuration management.

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Callbacks or hooks, and reusable series of tasks, in Ansible roles

I'm struggling with making my Ansible roles somewhat composeable and re-usable. I have a role that performs several series of steps. Depending on the other roles being applied to a host, other roles ...
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Ansible: copy file depending on hostname or role

What's the best way to copy over a file depending on a hostname? I need to copy over files with different content but with the same filename to several machines. I have several files: file.role1 ...
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How to see stdout of ansible commands?

How do I see stdout for ansible-playbook commands? -v only shows ansible output, not the individual commands. It would be great if I could figure out how to do this immediately, so if something ...
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Configuration management: push versus pull based topology

The more established configuration management (CM) systems like Puppet and Chef use a pull-based approach: clients poll a centralized master periodically for updates. Some of them offer a masterless ...
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Ansible playbook not working trying to run make & configure with complex switches

This is a follow-on to this question. I'm trying to use Ansible to provision a Vagrant VM. The VM is running CentOS 6.4. I'm using the following (abbreviated) ansible playbook: - hosts: default ...
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Is it possible to execute the Vagrant Ansible provisioner on a Windows host machine?

It seems that Vagrant doesn't let me automatically provision the Ansible provisioner on Windows using Vmware. I'm not really sure whether Ansible has to be installed on the host machine, (in my case ...
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Ansible stuck on gathering facts

I'm having some odd issues with my ansible box(vagrant). Everything worked yesterday and my playbook worked fine. Today, ansible hangs on "gathering facts"? Here is the verbose output: ...
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Running apt-get autoremove with ansible

I maintain a flock of EC2 servers with ansible. The servers are regularly updates and upgraded using the apt module. When I manually tried to upgrade a server, I received the following message: $ ...
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Ansible : using different sudo user for different hosts

Recently started using ansible. We have servers where the application is setup under different users, like in server xyz.com, unix user is xyz_user and so on. So in case of xyz.com, ansible xyz.com ...
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Weird network problems with Vagrant, VirtualBox, Ansible and Ubuntu Server box

We are using Vagrant and Ansible to provision VirtualBox machine. It was working great, but recently we've started to encounter some weird network problems with tasks that require access to the ...
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Parametric ansible command based on facts, how to do it?

I am updating some of my ansible playbooks to run on the latest version of Fedora, that now uses dnf by default. Since most of my playbooks should run on CentOS as well, I would like my script to run ...
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Ansible playbook not working trying to run patch

I'm trying to use Ansible to provision a Vagrant VM. The VM is running CentOS 6.4. I'm using the following (abbreviated) ansible playbook: - hosts: default vars: home: '/home/vagrant' ...
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What benefit is there to using Vagrant for AWS resource management when using Ansible for provisioning?

I understand that Vagrant is a tool to create and manage virtual machines; and that Ansible is a tool to configure one's machines (virtual or otherwise). However, Ansible's AWS modules are capable of ...
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How to see stdin of ansible commands

This is basically the same question as how to see ansible stdout only I wanted to see the commands generated and passed in by ansible. Is it possible?
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Can I administer Amazon RDS instances with, Chef? Salt? Puppet? Ansible?

On the face of it, it looks like I need to be able to install some software daemons on the target nodes for these things to work. If I can't do that (e.g. an Amazon RDS instance), what are my options? ...