a note about tags, aws, and ansible

I had a difficult time finding this information anywhere. I’m sure it exist, but here’s what’s going on.

Assuming you have ansible-playbook -i ec2.py someplaybook.yml working, (test it with ./ec2.py –list) then you may want to address some of your instances by tags.

Here’s the skinny, let’s say create an instance and give it a key pair tag name / webserver-us-east-1a, ansible is looking for “tag_Name_webserver-us-east-1a” not just “webserver-us-east-1a” in the hosts section of your playbook. Here’s an example below:

 


# webserver deploy

– hosts: “tag_Name_webserver-us-east-1a”
sudo: True
remote_user: ubuntu
gather_facts: True
roles:
– nginx
– common

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