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Fedora Infrastructure

Welcome! This is the Fedora Infrastructure Ansible Pagure project.

This repository is also mirrored for production runs to but this is the working repository where changes are made.

If you would like to help out with Fedora Infrastructure, see:

Ansible repository/structure

files - files and templates for use in playbooks/tasks
      - subdirs for specific tasks/dirs highly recommended

inventory - where the inventory and additional vars is stored
          - All files in this directory in ini format
          - added together for total inventory
          - per group variables set here in a file per group
          - per host variables set here in a file per host

library - library of custom local ansible modules

playbooks - collections of plays we want to run on systems

  groups: groups of hosts configured from one playbook.

  hosts: playbooks for single hosts.

  manual: playbooks that are only run manually by an admin as needed.

tasks - snippets of tasks that should be included in plays

roles - specific roles to be use in playbooks.
        Each role has it's own files/templates/vars

filter_plugins - Jinja filters

master.yml - This is the master playbook, consisting of all
             current group and host playbooks. Note that the
             daily cron doesn't run this, it runs even over
             playbooks that are not yet included in master.
             This playbook is usefull for making changes over
             multiple groups/hosts usually with -t (tag).


The public path on batcave01 (our control host) for everything is /srv/web/infra/ansible

The private path on batcave01 (our control host) (which is sysadmin-main accessible only) is /srv/private/ansible

In general to run any ansible playbook you will want to run:

sudo -i ansible-playbook /path/to/playbook.yml

(On batcave01, our control host)

Scheduled check-diff

Every night a cron job runs over all playbooks under playbooks/{groups}{hosts} with ansible --check --diff. A report from this is sent to sysadmin-logs. In the ideal state this report would be empty.


All playbooks should be idempotent. Ie, if run once they should bring the machine(s) to the desired state, and if run again N times after that they should make 0 changes (because the machine(s) are in the desired state). Please make sure your playbooks are idempotent.

Can be run anytime

When a playbook or change is checked into ansible you should assume that it could be run at ANY TIME. Always make sure the checked in state is the desired state. Always test changes when they land so they don't surprise you later.