Thank you, I will give it a try.
My greatest challenge is getting the yaml syntax correct!  I will let you 
know.


On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 3:30:03 PM UTC-5, Kai Stian Olstad wrote:
>
> On 08. aug. 2017 20:08, Alyson Whitaker wrote: 
> > Here is what I am trying to do: 
> > 
> > 
> >     - Connect to [clientservers] and perform telnet mywebserver.com on 
> port 
> >     443, 80, 8443 
> >     - if result = ok (meaning if that port is open), then do nothing. 
> >     - if result = fail,  then send output to failed-clients.txt listing 
> >     hostname, ip and port that was unreachable 
> > 
> > 
> > I have successfully completed the first task using this playbook: 
> > 
> > 
> > --- 
> > - hosts: clientservers 
> > 
> >    tasks: 
> >    - name: Check all port numbers for current host 
> >      wait_for: 
> >        host: mywebserver.com 
> >        port: "{{ item }}" 
> >        state: started        # Port should be open 
> >        delay: 0              # No wait before first check (sec) 
> >        timeout: 3            # Stop checking after timeout (sec) 
> >      with_items: 
> >        - 443 
> >        - 80 
> >        - 8443 
> >       ignore_errors: yes 
> > 
> > 
> > I have researched many forums and sites, and I am currently looking at 
> the 
> > wait_for and register module.  After reading the following advice: 
> > 
> > 
> > Fine-tuning output 
> > 
> > If you want more specific output for the success and failure cases, the 
> > code must be more complex, adding a second task: 
> > 
> >     - wait_for task must register a variable 
> >     - the second task produces output using debug based on 
> success/failure 
> >     condition (e.g. using Jinja2 conditional expression 
> >     <https://stackoverflow.com/a/14215034/992887>) 
> >     - then you need to put both these tasks in an include file (without 
> any 
> >     with_items loop), and write a main playbook task that uses an 
> include 
> >     ... with_items to call the include file once per port. 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I'm not sure how to put all this together.  Is it even possible? 
>
> Something like this: 
>
>      - name: Check all port numbers for current host 
>        wait_for: 
>          host: mywebserver.com 
>          port: "{{ item }}" 
>          state: started        # Port should be open 
>          delay: 0              # No wait before first check (sec) 
>          timeout: 3            # Stop checking after timeout (sec) 
>        with_items: 
>          - 443 
>          - 80 
>          - 8443 
>        register: result 
>        ignore_errors: yes 
>
>      - template: 
>          src: port.j2 
>          dest: /tmp/failed-clients.txt 
>        when: result | failed 
>        delegate_to: localhost 
>        run_once: yes 
>
> port.j2: 
> {% for h in ansible_play_batch %} 
> {% for i in hostvars[h].result.results %} 
> {% if i.failed is defined %} 
> {{ h }} failed port {{ i.item }} 
> {% endif %} 
> {% endfor %} 
> {% endfor %} 
>
>
> -- 
> Kai Stian Olstad 
>

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