NTP Client Configuration and Management using Ansible
In this article and the attached youtube video, you will be going to see how to use Ansible automation tool for setting up the NTP Client configuration on Unix/Linux Servers. Check out the below youtube link for the more clear explanation for step by step configuration and Ansible playbook creation for NTP Client configuration.
Configuring and Managing the NTP client on the Enterprise servers is one of the tasks for systems administrators.
NTP client is responsible for the time sync of client server with the time sources. Assume a scenario, you have to configure NTP client on multiple servers and in the manual way it is going to take a long time and always a chance of error.
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How if we Ansible to perform this tasks?
I have written a small playbook, which you can customize further to install, configure and manage the NTP client on Linux/Unix Systems. Below modules as part of tasks
Along with modules, I have used variables and handlers to make this demo playbook more efficient.
Please Note – this playbook is the very basic playbook. Once you are good with basics you can integrate these tasks into Ansible roles for easy management.
Note – Please use this playbook at your own responsibility/risk.