Ansible Playbook: manage_file_servers


Manage file servers.

Supported features in the current version:

  • Create file repository structure
  • Install NFS server
  • Export NFS shares

Use Cases

Deploy file server

  • Verify that target nodes are registered in the inventory file: file_service.ini
  • Verify that target tools are selected in the playbook endstate file: manage_file_servers.yml
  • Run the playbook. Use the -s <SITE> parameter to select the target site.
/opt/aplatform64/bin/ -n -p manage_file_servers -s <SITE>

Playbook Parameters


Register the hosts that will consume the service in the Ansible Inventory file:

  • File: inventories/<SITE>/file_service.ini
  • Host Group: file_servers

End State

A dedicated group_vars directory is used to store end-state configuration settings for both the playbook and related Ansible Roles.

Set playbook specific settings in the file: inventories/<SITE>/group_vars/file_servers/manage_file_servers.yml

Parameter Required? Type Default Purpose / Value
manage_file_servers_apps no dictionary Define what applications will be deployed
manage_file_servers_apps.repository no boolean true Deploy the application?
manage_file_servers_apps.nfs no boolean true Deploy the application?

Additional role specific settings are available to further customize the playbook:

A:Platform64 role group_vars file inventories/<SITE>/group_vars/file_servers/stg_repository.yml inventories/<SITE>/group_vars/file_servers/stg_nfs_server.yml


OS Compatibility

OS compatibility is role dependant. Please refer to the respective role documentation. - Ubuntu20 - Ubuntu21 - Fedora33 - Debian10 - Debian11


Dependencies in this section are automatically solved during the installation process.

  • Ansible Collections:
    • serdigital64.backup
    • serdigital64.system


  • Ansible:
    • Control Node: A:Platform64 installed and configured
    • Managed Nodes: target hosts prepared for A:Platform64 control

Installation Procedure

The playbook is automatically deployed during the A:Platform64 installation process


Help on implementing new features and maintaining the code base is welcomed.

Please see the guidelines for further details.