This is invalid, as i explained above:
when: inventory_hostname == groups.hosts"


This works when the 'current host' is also the 'first host in the
group', here [0] is an index on the list that is group.hosts, so it is
a valid comparison.

when: inventory_hostname == groups.hosts[0]

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 12:01 PM,  <rraka1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> @Brian ,  Thanks a lot for your suggestion, this looks Great,
>
> What about "when: inventory_hostname == groups.hosts"  when:
> inventory_hostname == groups.hosts[0] , i google around but did not get
> clear & explicit explanation about its usage
>
>
> On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 9:02:11 PM UTC+5:30, Brian Coca wrote:
>>
>> First of all you are comparing a string (inventory_hostname) to a list
>> (groups.hosts, which is [host-test1, host-test2, noi-pranjala]).
>>
>> if you want to match inventory-hostname to ansible_hostname, just do that:
>>
>>
>> when: inventory_hostname == ansible_hostname
>>
>>
>> that will skip the task when they don't match.
>>
>>
>> if you want the task to actually fail:
>>
>>
>> failed_when: inventory_hostname != ansiblie_hostname
>>
>>
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