Ansible role to deploy CouchDB 2.0 on CentOS.
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An Ansible role to deploy a CouchDB 2.0 on CentOS 6.x and Ubuntu 16.04


This repo contains an Ansible role to install CouchDB 2.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 and CentOS 6.x machines. It's been tested with Ansible

The role roughly follows the instructions from the CouchDB 2.0 Release Testing Plan (see

In the box

The role is fairly self explanatory. It installs SpiderMonkey, Erlang (from Erlang Solutions), Node.js 4.x and then proceeds to build CouchDB 2.0 from the tar file.

The process may take a little while, but at the end, you will have a running CouchDB 2.0 installed as a Linux service (via a sysv script).

Cluster setup

If you deploy on multiple nodes at once, you can also use the role to configure those nodes in a cluster, simply set the variable configure_cluster to True (by default it is set to False).

The role will then connect all the machines which are in the couches inventory group as per the steps described in (the instructions on that page are not 100% correct, some of the URLs have typos in them).

This can be done in your inventory file, or via a command-line parameter, like so :

ansible-playbook -i inventory -e "configure_cluster=True" couchdb2.yaml

In Cluster mode, the role automatically creates an admin account (user: admin, password: password).


This role is intended to be for experimental use, but feel free to ping me with comments, or even better, submit pull requests.

At present, the playbook disables the firewall, so use at your own risk. In the future, I might be working on an updated version which uses Ansible to poke the correct holes in IPTables.