Playbooks - combining tasks

Playbook is a collection of tasks that we want to group together.

lets review nginx install in a playbook format: nginx_install.yml


---
- hosts: virtualhosts
  become: true
  tasks:
    - name: install nginx
      apt:
        name: nginx
        state: latest
    - name: Setup nginx conf
      template:
        src=nginx.conf.tpl
        dest=/etc/nginx/nginx.conf
      notify: restart nginx
  handlers:
    - name: restart nginx
      service:
        name=nginx
        state=restarted

our template file is another file in the same directory that has the ubuntu nginx.conf content and is called: nginx.conf.tpl


user www-data;
worker_processes auto;
pid /run/nginx.pid;
include /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/*.conf;
events {
	worker_connections 768;
	# multi_accept on;
}
http {
	##
	# Basic Settings
	##
	sendfile on;
	tcp_nopush on;
	tcp_nodelay on;
	keepalive_timeout 65;
	types_hash_max_size 2048;
	# server_tokens off;
	# server_names_hash_bucket_size 64;
	# server_name_in_redirect off;
	include /etc/nginx/mime.types;
	default_type application/octet-stream;
	##
	# SSL Settings
	##
	ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2; # Dropping SSLv3, ref: POODLE
	ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
	##
	# Logging Settings
	##
	access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log;
	error_log /var/log/nginx/error.log;
	##
	# Gzip Settings
	##
	gzip on;
	gzip_disable "msie6";
	# gzip_vary on;
	# gzip_proxied any;
	# gzip_comp_level 6;
	# gzip_buffers 16 8k;
	# gzip_http_version 1.1;
	# gzip_types text/plain text/css application/json application/javascript text/xml application/xml application/xml+rss text/javascript;
	##
	# Virtual Host Configs
	##
	include /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf;
	include /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/*;
}