A common use case for Ansible is to launch Docker containers from private images stored in Docker Hub. Once you have Docker installed, a playbook like this will get you started. This will log into your Docker Hub account, and start a container from a private image you specify:
- hosts: all become: true tasks: - name: log into docker hub registry docker_login: email: "your-email@address" username: "a-dockerhub-username" password: "a-dockerhub-password" - name: ensure a container is running docker_container: name: my_container state: started image: "my_username/my_container:master-latest" pull: true ports: - "5000:5000"
We are specifying
pull: true to make sure the image is always downloaded - Docker only does this automatically for the