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Objective Run Ansible within a Docker Container

Steps 1. Install Docker Desktop 2. Create a Dockerfile 3. Build a Docker Image 4. Run a Docker Container

5. Push a Docker Image to DockerHub


FROM centos:centos7.7.1908 <1>

RUN yum check-update;
yum install -y gcc libffi-devel python-devel openssl-devel epel-release;
yum install -y python-pip python-wheel;
yum install -y openssh-clients;
pip install –upgrade pip;

pip install ansible

<1> from command

[quote, Albert Einstein] A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.


.$(pwd) or ${PWD} for Windows

The pwd command outputs the current working directory. It is used to populate the directory you wish to mount to the container.

Windows - Use ${PWD} to mount the working directory. You also might need to enable https://rominirani.com/docker-on-windows-mounting-host-directories-d96f3f056a2c[Shared Drives] in DockerDesktop.

docker run --volume ${PWD}:/ansible -w /ansible