Indentation error — Ansible troubleshooting

Indentation errors are one of the most common Ansible problems. In a live demo, we are going to troubleshoot starting from the error message. We are going to investigate the root cause of the problem and fix it.

Luca Berton

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Today we’re going to talk about Ansible troubleshooting and specifically about indentation errors.

I’m Luca Berton and welcome to today’s episode of Ansible Pilot

Demo

The best way of talking about Ansible troubleshooting is to jump in a live demo to show you practically the error and how to solve it!

Error

---
- name: blockinfile module demo
hosts: all
become: true
tasks:
- name: Generate /etc/hosts file
ansible.builtin.blockinfile:
state: present
dest: /etc/hosts
content: |
192.168.0.200 demo demo.example.com

Fix

---
- name: blockinfile module demo
hosts: all
become: true
tasks:
- name: Generate /etc/hosts file
ansible.builtin.blockinfile:
state: present
dest: /etc/hosts
content: |
192.168.0.200 demo demo.example.com

Recap

Now you know better how to troubleshoot the most common Ansible error about indentation.

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Luca Berton

I help creative Automation DevOps, Cloud Engineer, System Administrator, and IT Professional to succeed with Ansible Technology to automate more things everyday