Ansible Playbook – Install PowerShell 7 on Ubuntu Server 20.04

This post will show you how to install PowerShell 7 on Ubuntu server 20.04 using an Ansible Playbook.

Using an Ansible Playbook to install PowerShell 7 helps us make the installation process consistent accross all servers and also save a lot of time.

Playbook

Below is the playbook that will install the latest PowerShell 7 version. The Playbook has four tasks. The first three tasks prepare the server for the installation, and the last task will install the latest PowerShell 7 version (7.1.3).

---
- hosts: servers
  tasks:
     - name: Update packege lists 
       apt:
        update_cache: yes
     - name: Download PGP security keys
       get_url:
        url: https://packages.microsoft.com/config/ubuntu/20.04/packages-microsoft-prod.deb
        dest: /tmp/packages-microsoft-prod.deb
        force_basic_auth: yes
     - name: Register PGP security keys
       command: 
        cmd: dpkg -i /tmp/packages-microsoft-prod.deb
     - name: Update packege lists
       apt:
        update_cache: yes    
     - name: Install latest version of PowerShell 7
       apt:
        name: powershell
           

After the task finished, PowerShell will be available on the servers. To start PowerShell 7, run the following command:

pwsh

To uninstall PowerShell you can issue the following command.

apt-get remove powershell

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