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ChrisGR
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EX403: Ansible roles/variables in kickstarts

Hello all,

In EX403 exam, there are two objectives about using ansible roles/variables in kickstarts. After searching a bit, I couldn't find any useful resource on this specific topic. Is this even possible?

Thanks in advance,

Chris

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gadamiak
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Can you be more specific on what is needed to achieve? Using Ansible roles assigned to a host/group and parameters defined it should be possible to apply those on host provisionning. Is it what you refer to?

ChrisGR
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Hey,

It's been a long time, but checking the updated objectives, these are not listed.

If you check the wayback machine link(https://web.archive.org/web/20210924012245/https://www.redhat.com/en/services/training/ex403-red-hat...), there are two additional objectives:

 

  • Use Ansible variables in kickstarts
  • Use Ansible roles in kickstarts

Of course, you can use vars and roles for host provisioning, but I don't think you can use those on a kickstart file.

Two explanations:

- Generate custom kickstart files using ansible roles/vars (which is out of scope for the specific exam)

- Too vague objective, that's why it has been removed/rephrased.

 

 

 

gadamiak
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Thanks, that clarifies why it was removed from the exam scope.

However, it might be possible to use Ansible roles and variables from the kickstart. A script in a post block would have to install roles and playbooks and then execute them. This might use host variables as an input. That's feasible, but rather difficult to manage.

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