DevShop is now installed using Ansible roles. This means that most system-level configuration is now managed with Ansible variables.
Install.sh & Ansible
When you run
install.sh, it collects information about your system and passes that to the
ansible-playbook command. The script is idempotent, meaning you can run it many times and get the same result.
These variables are things like
install.sh runs, it creates a simple Ansible inventory file in the same folder that
install.sh resides. This file contains a single entry using just the hostname by default.
If the file already exists, the
install.sh script will tell ansible-playbook to use that file.
inventory file is the key to customizing the configuration of your server.
Default Ansible inventory vs DevShop inventory
install.sh script uses a separate
inventory file than the default Ansible inventory (at
/etc/ansible/hosts). This is to remain unobtrusive to the system. In the future, we will likely start using the default inventory system.
Create a file called
inventory in the same directory as
install.sh. You can place custom variables in there in the form of an "Ansible Inventory".
Ansible Inventory Format
For your devshop server's inventory file you do not need to worry about groups. By default, it just includes the hostname.
If you want to add variables you can do so with this format:
devshop.mydomain.com server_hostname=devshop.mydomain.com php_memory_limit=256M
Explanation of the hostname vs
The first hostname mentioned in the file above, "devshop.mydomain.com", is what ansible will use to find the server, using a DNS lookup.
server_hostname=devshop.mydomain.com is the variable that Ansible will use to try and set the system hostname of this machine.
Ansible Variables & Templates
This list of available Ansible variables depends on the roles being used. DevShop uses Jeff Geerling's roles which are very well written, so there are many variables to use.
The easiest way to review all of the roles, variables, and templates that DevShop uses in one place is to use the
ansible-galaxy command and DevShop's
roles.yml file: https://github.com/opendevshop/devshop/blob/1.x/roles.yml
Get that file and run
ansible-galaxy install -r roles.yml
In each Ansible Role repository, look for the
defaults/main.yml file. In this file are all the available variable names you can use, along with their default values.
Also look for the
templates folder. Most configuration files on the system come from these templates.
php_memory_limit is in the
defaults/main.yml file located at https://github.com/geerlingguy/ansible-role-php/blob/master/defaults/main.yml#L48 and is written to the
templates/php.ini.j2 file at https://github.com/geerlingguy/ansible-role-php/blob/master/templates/php.ini.j2#L36
Configuring your System
You can edit your
inventory file, then run
install.sh again to reconfigure your system. The Ansible playbooks are smart enough to restart services if a configuration file changes.
More Ansible with Aegir
We have developed a module that allows Aegir to become your Ansible Inventory. It is possible to setup your DevMaster front-end to manage the server's inventory and variables.
Enable Aegir Ansible Inventory & Variables module, and read up on the documentation. http://cgit.drupalcode.org/aegir_ansible/tree/README.md?h=7.x-1.x