Ansible Playbook to start services

Ansible Playbook to start services

We have already seen how to run Ansible Adhoc Command, now let’s focus on a playbook to start any service on your servers, In the example below I have started crond service but you can use it to suit your needs.

#Ansible Playbook to start service
-
  name: Start Services
  hosts: webservers

  become: true
  tasks:
    - name: Start Services
      service:
       name: crond
       state: started

If you have multiple host groups then replace hosts: webservers with below

 hosts: 
   - webserversUSA
   - webserversASIA
   - webserversEurope

You may have a situation where you want to start multiple services, In that case, you can use ansible loop the example playbook is as below.

#Ansible Playbook to start service
-
  name: Start Services
  hosts: webservers

  become: true
  tasks:
    - name: Start Services
      service:
        name: '{{ item }}'
        state: started
      loop:
        - httpd
        - crond
        - and-so-on
   

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