OS : Rhel8.8
Ansible Version: core 2.15.0
Python Version: 3.9.16
Pywinrm Version: 0.4.3
OS : windows server 2016
using winrm for connection and transport method is ntlm on port 5986 and user is administrator
PLAYBOOK:- pvic02 in playbook is the name of the server
SO I am trying to start a service in remote windows host using ansible win_command module. and after running the above playbook i get o/p as “server serverName open for e-business and process id is ”.
and the o/p looks exactly similar to the o/p you get after running the command manually on the server, according to which service is started.
And to confirm if service is actually started or not we can run a serverStatus.bat command on windows manually which shows status of the service.
running this gives o/p as “The application server cannot be reached it appears to be stopped” so in actual service is not started.
So To troubleshoot the issue i did below things which is explained below:-
Tried running the startServer command manually on windows machine directly which does following things:
- It creates new log directory in the WAS SERVICE path.
- It generates a PID(process id)
- and it starts a service named java.exe which can be viewed in task manager.
But while running the same command form ansible the scenario is as given below.
- It creates new logs file in windows machine
- It generates a PID
- But it does not generate a service named java.exe in windows machine.
I have even checked the logs of IBM WAS service and it their is no error.
NOTE:- I am just not able to start the service. stopping the service form ansible is working properly and getting reflected in windows host as well.