Nginx is a open source web server, nginx has many number of feature like reverse proxy, load balancer, mail proxy, and HTTP cache in addition to being a web server.
Ansible is a collection of software tools that let infrastructure be written in code. Software provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment are all included in the open-source suite.
- Up and running Ansible server.
- Root access of target machine.
- Internet connectivity with nodes.
We’ll show you how to use the Ansible automation tool to install the nginx web server on a Ubuntu machine in this post.
Step 1: Creating Nginx Playbook
We need to create a
nginx-playbook.yml, Ansible play is very import to to execute the task one by one.
To create a
Paste the following code.
- hosts: nginxservers become: yes tasks: - name: update apt: update_cache=yes - name: Install Nginx apt: name=nginx state=latest notify: - restart nginx handlers: - name: restart nginx service: name=nginx state=reloaded
Save and exit from the text editor, This playbook does the following:
- Adds the Nginx repository to the remote server.
- Installs Nginx.
- Starts the Nginx service and enables it to start automatically on boot.
Note that this is just one example, and the specific details of your playbook will depend on your use case and the specific version of Nginx you’re using.
Step 2: Execute Nginx Playbook
We are good to execute the
nginx-playbook.yml by following the given command.
The above command start the installation of Nginx webs server on target machine.
Step 3: Testing Nginx Web Page
After installation of Nginx web server using Ansible we can test the apache web server test page on http://localhost or http://IP-ADDRESS
We have successfully installed Nginx web server on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS with Ansible. If you still have any questions, please leave a comment below:
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