Frequently Asked Questions
Tip: Operating system compatibility
These Ansible roles and training materials were last tested on Centos 7 and Ubuntu 18.04, but will probably work on other RHEL and Debian variants.The roles that are used in these training are currently used by
usegalaxy.*, and other, servers in maintaining their infrastructure. (US, EU, both are running CentOS 7)If you have an issue running these trainings on your OS flavour, please report the issue in the training material and we can see if it is possible to solve.
Tip: Running Ansible on your remote machine
It is possible to have ansible installed on the remote machine and run it there, not just from your local machine connecting to the remote machine.Your hosts file will need to use
localhost, and whenever you run playbooks with
ansible-playbook -i hosts playbook.yml, you will need to add
-c localto your command.Be certain that the playbook that you’re writing on the remote machine is stored somewhere safe, like your user home directory, or backed up on your local machine. The cloud can be unreliable and things can disappear at any time.
Tip: Install tools via the Admin UI
- Open Galaxy in your browser and type `` in the tool search box on the left. If “” is among the search results, you can skip the following steps.
- Access the Admin menu from the top bar (you need to be logged-in with an email specified in the
- Click “Install and Uninstall”, which can be found on the left, under “Tool Management”
- Enter `` in the search interface
- Click on the first hit, having
- Click the “Install” button for the latest revision
- Enter “” as the target section and click “OK”.