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On-prem ansible galaxy

pratham profile image Prathamesh ・1 min read

Generic ansible roles can be shared through ansible galaxy, however, its hard to access ansible-galaxy from within corporate network. A good alternative is to host something similar to ansible-galaxy on-prem.

On-prem galaxy repository

  • For this blog stash is considered (https://stash.company.com), however, gitlab, gogs or similar should work as well
  • Create a new project on stash Ansible Galaxy with key AG
  • Create repo for each generic ansbile role.
  • All generic ansbile roles can be browsed at https://stash.company.com/projects/AG
  • Now these roles can be used with multiple ansible playbooks.

Usage

  • Create a new file requirements.yml alongside ansible playbook.yml.
  • For this blog purposes I am considering awscli as an generic ansible role with its own repo, which resides in our newly created stash project Ansible Galaxy (AG)
  • Copy/paste below content to requirements.yml
  ---
  name: awscli
  src: git+https://stash.company.com/scm/ag/awscli
  version: master
  path: ~/.ansible/roles

  # name - name of role
  # src - location of role
  # version - which branch the role should be installed from
  # path - where we want to install roles
  • The requirements.yml files acts as a role dependency list for our playbook.yml

Installation

  • Once we define our ansible playbook dependencies, its time to install them.
  sudo ansible-galaxy install -r requirements.yml
  # NOTE: no need to install ansible-galaxy seperately, it ships with default ansible installation
  • Done! all the roles are now installed and ready to be used by our playbook.yml

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