Installing WAPT Server with Ansible

To avoid mistakes and automate your WAPT Server deployment, we provide Ansible roles for WAPT Server installation.

You can explore the role source code by visiting Tranquil IT repository on Github.


  • Debian Linux or CentOS hosts;

  • a sudoers user on these hosts;

  • Ansible 2.8;

Installing the Ansible role

  • install tranquilit.waptserver Ansible role;

    ansible-galaxy install tranquilit.waptserver
  • to install the role elsewhere, use the -p subcommand like this;

    ansible-galaxy install tranquilit.waptserver -p /path/to/role/directory/

Using the Ansible role

  • ensure you have a working ssh key deployed on your hosts, if not you can generate and copy one like below;

    ssh-keygen -t ed25519
    ssh-copy-id -i user@srvwapt.mydomain.lan
    ssh user@srvwapt.mydomain.lan -i
  • edit Ansible hosts inventory (./hosts) and add the Linux hosts;

    srvwapt.mydomain.lan ansible_host=
  • create a playbook with the following content in ./playbooks/wapt.yml;

    - hosts: srvwapt
        - { role: tranquilit.waptserver }
  • run your playbook with the following command;

    ansible-playbook -i ./hosts ./playbooks/wapt.yml -u user --become --become-method=sudo -K

The server is now ready. You may go to the documentation on installing the WAPT console!!

Role variables

Available variables are listed below, along with default values (see defaults/main.yml):

  • version of WAPT that will be installed from WAPT Deb/RPM repository;

    wapt_version: "1.8"
  • version of PostgreSQL that will be installed from WAPT Deb/RPM repository;

    pgsql_version: "9.6"
  • version of CentOS used for RPM repository address;

    centos_version: "centos7"
  • launch_postconf defaults to True, it launches WAPT Server postconfiguration script silently;

    launch_postconf: True

Example Ansible playbook

Here is an example of an Ansible playbook.

- hosts: srvwapt
    - vars/main.yml
    - tranquilit.waptserver