Ansible is a powerful server automation tool. Using playbooks to describe an end-state and having the tool do the work significantly expands what a server administrator can do. In this lab, you will be able to use a playbook to install and configure Apache on a server.
Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:
- Update the Ansible Playbook to ensure it reflects the desired end state.
First we have to make sure the playbook is set up the way the instructions tell us. There’s 4 tasks listed in the instructions (Install Apache, download the website, start the service, ensure the firewall is open) but there’s only two tasks in the playbook. Go ahead and add the missing tasks.
- Run the Playbook and Ensure Apache Is Serving Pages Correctly
Now that the playbook is set up as needed, we can run the playbook and make sure it completes successfully. After that all we need to do is point a browser at the public IP of the server and verify the website load. Good job!