Using Ansible role to setup Oracle ACFS on multiple nodes

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This post contains step by step instructions for creating an Ansible role acfssetup to setup Oracle ASM Cluster Filesystem (ACFS) on multiple nodes of a cluster. This assumes that Grid Infrastructure is already installed on the nodes, and ASM is working fine. This also assumes that there already is Ansible installed on some controller host with ssh equivalency setup between root and Oracle users.

Step 1: Create directory structure for the role acfssetup:

$ cd /etc/ansible/roles
$ mkdir acfssetup
$ mkdir files handlers meta templates tasks vars

Step 2: Create the tasks (/etc/ansible/roles/acfssetup/tasks/main.yml):

- name: Install ACFS/ADVM modules on the nodes
  become_user: "{{ superuser }}"
  environment: "{{ asm_instance }}"
  shell:"{ gi_home_path }}/bin/acfsroot install"
- name: Start and enable the ACFS modules on the nodes
  become_user: "{{ superuser }}"
  environment: "{{ asm_instance }}"
  shell:"{ gi_home_path }}/bin/acfsload start"
  shell:"{ gi_home_path }}/bin/acfsroot enable"
- name: As oracle user, create an ASM volume for ACFS on first node
  when: inventory_hostname in groups['node1']
  become_user: "{{ gi_owner }}"
  environment: "{{ asm_instance }}"
  shell:"{ gi_home_path }}/bin/asmcmd volcreate -G {{ asm_dg_name }} -s {{ acfs_vol_size }} {{ acfs_vol_name }}"
  shell:"{ gi_home_path }}/bin/asmcmd volinfo -G {{ asm_dg_name }} {{ acfs_vol_name }} | grep Device | sed 's/.*://'"
  register: {{ device_name }}
- name: As oracle user, create the filesystem on the volume which was just created
  become_user: "{{ gi_owner }}"
  environment: "{{ asm_instance }}"
  shell:"/sbin/mkfs -t acfs {{ device_name }}.stdout"
- name: As root, create an empty directory which will house the file system
  become_user: "{{ superuser }}"
  environment: "{{ asm_instance }}"
  shell:"mkdir -p /{{ acfs_mount_name }}/{{ acfs_vol_name }}; chown root:oinstall /{{ acfs_mount_name }}; chmod 770 /{{ acfs_mount_name }}; chown -R oracle:oinstall /{{ acfs_mount_name }}/{{ acfs_vol_name }}; chmod 775 /{{ acfs_mount_name }}/{{ acfs_vol_name }}"
- name: As root, setup the file system to be auto mounted by clusterware
  become_user: "{{ superuser }}"
  environment: "{{ asm_instance }}"
  shell:"{ gi_home_path }}/bin/srvctl add volume -volume {{ acfs_vol_name }} -diskgroup {{ asm_dg_name }} -device {{ device_name }}.stdout; { gi_home_path }}/bin/srvctl add filesystem -device {{ device_name }}.stdout -path {{ acfs_mount_name }}/{{ acfs_vol_name }} -diskgroup {{ asm_dg_name }} -user {{ gi_owner }} -fstype ACFS -description \"ACFS General Purpose Mount\""

Step 3: Create the variables (/etc/ansible/roles/acfssetup/vars/main.yml):

ver: ""
superuser: root
asm_instance: +ASM
asm_dg_name: DATA
acfs_vol_name: ACFSVOL1
acfs_vol_size: 10G
acfs_mount_name: acfsmounts
device_name: default([])
gi_owner: oracle
gi_group: oinstall
gi_base_path: "/u01/app/oracle"
gi_home_path: "{{ gi_base_path }}/product/{{ ver |
regex_replace('^(.*)\\.(.*)\\.(.*)\\.(.*)$', '\\1.\\2.\\3') }}/grid"
gi_home_name: "OraGI{{ ver | regex_replace('^(.*)\\.(.*)\\.(.*)\\.(.*)$', '\\1\\2')}}"

Step 4: Configure Ansible host file (/etc/ansible/hosts)


Step 5: Create the skeleton playbook (/etc/ansible/acfs.yml):

- hosts: all
become: true
- acfssetup

Step 6: Run the playbook

$ ansible-playbook acfs.yml


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I have been in love with Oracle blogging since 2007. This blogging, coupled with extensive participation in Oracle forums, plus Oracle related speaking engagements, various Oracle certifications, teaching, and working in the trenches with Oracle technologies has enabled me to receive the Oracle ACE award. I was the first ever Pakistani to get that award. From Oracle Open World SF to Foresight 20:20 Perth. I have been expressing my love for Exadata. For the last few years, I am loving the data at Pythian, and proudly writing their log buffer carnivals.

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