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In order to install Ansible, you first need to install the EPEL repository. This can be done using a special command:
yum install epel-release
Then we advise you to update the packages on your CentOS distribution
yum -y update
After updating the packages, install Ansible with the yum extension using a special command:
yum -y install ansible
For correct and competent administration of severs on Windows, you need to install the following packages: python-pip, pywinrm and also pip itself.
The next step is to install the Python packages. This can be done using a special command:
yum -y install python-pip pip
In order to work with Ansible in the future, you need to check the installation. By entering the command:
First of all, it is recommended to update the packages on your CentOS:
yum -y update
Then go to the Ansible directory
Edit the hosts file in your favorite text editor
To configure Windows and its further use, it is necessary to do the following:
[windows] server1.domain.local server1.domain.local
Next, you need to create an encrypted vault that will contain access identifiers for the Windows server. To accomplish this, it is recommended that you create a new encrypted yml file. The file name must match the host group to which it will apply. In our case, the created windows group is called, which means that there will be a windows.yml file
mkdir group_vars cd group_vars ansible-vault create windows.yml
In the finish, you need to add the following parameters to your yml file
ansible_ssh_user: _your_ssh_user_ ansible_ssh_pass: _your_ssh_pass_ ansible_ssh_port: 5986 ansible_connection: winrm ansible_winrm_server_cert_validation: ignore
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