How to force handler to run before executing a task in Ansible?


I have a playbook which should configure on specified IP, and than connect to this app to configure stuff inside.

I’ve got a problem: I need to restart app after I’ve changed anything in app config, and if I do not restart app, connection to it failed (no connection because app knows nothing about new config with new IP address I’m trying to access).

My current playbook:

I need to force the handler to run if configure_app changed before executing ‘Change data in app’.


If you want to force the handler to run in between the two tasks instead of at the end of the play, you need to put this between the two tasks:

- meta: flush_handlers

Example taken from the ansible documentation :

Note that this will cause all pending handlers to run at that point, not just that specific one.

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