This blog post, Will show you to update all software packages on a Ubuntu server using an Ansible playbook without rebooting the server.
By default, Ansible comes with the Apt module which allows us to update packages on Ubuntu servers. The module is capable of doing the same things as running the apt command directly on a server.
Below is my inventory file and host vars for the host login configuration. The become options are very important and In my case, I am using the following:
You can also see that I am using SSH authntication to connect to my managed hosts.
[servers] 192.168.100.1 [servers:vars] ansible_private_key_file=/home/user/.ssh/id_rsa ansible_user=admin ansible_become=yes ansible_become_method=sudo ansible_python_interpreter='/usr/bin/python3'
The following playbook will install all the available packages on the managed hosts without restarting them.
- hosts: servers tasks: - name: Update cache apt: update_cache: yes - name: Upgrade all packages on servers apt: name: "*" state: latest
To run the playbook I will use the following command.
sudo ansible-playbook playbooks/update-ubuntu.yml -i hosts