You want to refactor a playbook into a role. How do you do this?
- A role will be in a "roles" directory. Create the directory as such.
- Take your playbook (.yml or .yaml file) and eliminate the word "tasks" from it. The role should still be in the .yml or .yaml format.
- Variables must be extracted. This is the confusing portion. When you run a playbook that uses this new role, the variables must be in a directory that is visible to the playbook. If you use the "-i" flag when you call the playbook, make certain that the variables for this newly-created role (based on, perhaps minor, modifications of a playbook) are visible in a location that Ansible will look for. The way your ansible.cfg file is configured may affect this.
- Remove the hosts: stanza. That line doesn't belong in a .yaml file that is a role.
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