Getting started

Example inventory

To manage Apache on a given host or set of hosts, they need to be added to the [debops_service_apache] Ansible group in the inventory:

[debops_service_apache]
hostname

Example playbook

If you are using this role without DebOps, here's an example Ansible playbook that uses the debops.apache role:

---

- name: Manage and configure the Apache HTTP Server
  hosts: [ 'debops_service_apache' ]
  become: True

  environment: '{{ inventory__environment | d({})
                   | combine(inventory__group_environment | d({}))
                   | combine(inventory__host_environment  | d({})) }}'

  roles:

    - role: debops.apache/env
      tags: [ 'role::apache', 'role::apache:env' ]

    - role: debops.ferm
      tags: [ 'role::ferm' ]
      ferm__dependent_rules:
        - '{{ apache__ferm__dependent_rules }}'

    - role: debops.apache
      tags: [ 'role::apache' ]

Ansible tags

You can use Ansible --tags or --skip-tags parameters to limit what tasks are performed during Ansible run. This can be used after a host was first configured to speed up playbook execution, when you are sure that most of the configuration is already in the desired state.

Available role tags:

role::apache:env
Environment role tag, should be used in the playbook to execute a special environment role contained in the main role. The environment role prepares the environment for other dependency roles to work correctly.
role::apache
Main role tag, should be used in the playbook to execute all of the role tasks as well as role dependencies.
role::apache:pkgs
Tasks related to system package management like installing or removing packages.
role::apache:modules
Tasks related to Apache modules.
role::apache:vhosts
Tasks related to Apache virtual hosts.