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defaults Updated copyright Apr 29, 2019

Delphix Target Host

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Contribute
  3. Reporting Issues
  4. Statement of Support
  5. License


This role will configure a Linux system for use as a target host in the Delphix platform. This includes installing all required packages, and creating a delphix user with sufficient sudo privileges support all platform operations, most notably managing NFS mounts. The resulting host can be used with a standard username, directories, and SSH key access.

The role provides a mechanism for configuring the delphix user with a single engine public SSH key in /home/delphix/.ssh/authorized_keys. In the event that you are building a cloud image and want to configure the SSH key at runtime, you can use cloud init (as described for AWS here) to append one or more SSH keys to the authorized_keys file on first boot. To get the public SSH key of an engine, use the system get sshPublicKey CLI command.

This role is automatically tested on a weekly basis for the following OS:

  • CentOS6
  • CentOS7
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Debian 9
  • Debian 8

Role Variables

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

delphix_user: delphix

The user for the Delphix DDP to login to the system

user_comment: "Delphix Automation"

Comment for the user

delphix_group: delphix

The group to which delphix_user should belong

delphix_home: "/home/{{ delphix_user }}"

The home of the delphix_user

delphix_mount: /mnt/delphix

The directory where the Delphix DDP should mount the VDBs

delphix_toolkit: /home/delphix/toolkit

The directory where the Delphix DDP will store the toolkit files

delphix_ssh_keys: {}

Optional: The SSH key of the Delphix DDP

Here's an example using delphix_ssh_keys to add a Delphix DDP public key to a host:

  - name: DE1
    key: "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQDYCptAFSoJwnHVgCX5xC2c5W9unRbFen5PvUasQ8tnlouNRte5hnKe10bgkMFN4LSUbXggXk1C+9eMMKvpKxifFFLVTNCtKGyBsrUpmKLWAoQU5ycpXFfGmgtASJn+VZh5VYbCKTcvVsadR8UA7PyOU6V5gayELKZBczw7gvpaGyM4cF4/1VqK7UzbnEXe0Rt3xozYMC+xyRSk+RZTh+grHYHb1Q/0cSsQmaw1sTlIFl8BAjXNMEmPoCISfSpO4F3yWmJUIEPtkWHWiKOUzgoi20vnvZnLHd54NAE8F+aJn4eNarAn0x2XWUdmgLuAM/7KzF5kn0+k9Pm3iJ1jE14J root@ip-10-0-1-10"

Define each ssh_key using a name:key value pair

  - /bin/mount
  - /bin/umount
  - /bin/ps
  - /bin/mkdir
  - /bin/rmdir

Allowed sudo commands for the delphix_user

  - [platform-specific]

The list of packages to be installed. This defaults to a set of platform-specific packages for RedHat or Debian-based systems (see vars/RedHat.yml and vars/Debian.yml for the default values).



Example Playbook

- hosts: servers
     - { role:, delphix_toolkit: /toolkit }


  1. Fork the project.
  2. Make your bug fix or new feature.
  3. Add tests for your code.
  4. Send a pull request.

Contributions must be signed as User Name <>. Make sure to set up Git with user name and email address. Bug fixes should branch from the current stable branch. New features should be based on the master branch.

Code of Conduct

This project operates under the Delphix Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.

Contributor Agreement

All contributors are required to sign the Delphix Contributor agreement prior to contributing code to an open source repository. This process is handled automatically by cla-assistant. Simply open a pull request and a bot will automatically check to see if you have signed the latest agreement. If not, you will be prompted to do so as part of the pull request process.

Reporting Issues

Issues should be reported here.

Statement of Support

This software is provided as-is, without warranty of any kind or commercial support through Delphix. See the associated license for additional details. Questions, issues, feature requests, and contributions should be directed to the community as outlined in the Delphix Community Guidelines.


This is code is licensed under the Apache License 2.0. Full license is available here.

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