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Fix Error – Failed to reload sysctl: sysctl: cannot stat /proc/sys/net/bridge/bridge-nf-call-ip6tables

I have been working with Ansible for automating Kubernetes deployment using CentOS VM templates. As a pre-requisite we need to ensure net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-iptables and net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-ip6tables is set to 1.

I created below tasks in my Ansible role playbook.

# Set net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-ip6tables value to 1 all K8S cluster nodes
  - name: ensure net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-ip6tables is set to 1
    sysctl:
     name: net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-ip6tables
     value: 1
     state: present
   
# Set net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-iptables value to 1 all K8S cluster nodes
  - name: ensure net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-iptables is set to 1
    sysctl:
     name: net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-iptables
     value: 1
     state: present
   

But when I executed this playbook I got below error

fatal: [prod-k8s-master01]: FAILED! => {"changed": false, "msg": "Failed to reload sysctl: sysctl: cannot stat /proc/sys/net/bridge/bridge-nf-call-ip6tables: No such file or dire                                                ctory\nsysctl: cannot stat /proc/sys/net/bridge/bridge-nf-call-iptables: No such file or directory\n"}
fatal: [prod-k8s-worker01]: FAILED! => {"changed": false, "msg": "Failed to reload sysctl: sysctl: cannot stat /proc/sys/net/bridge/bridge-nf-call-ip6tables: No such file or dire                                                ctory\nsysctl: cannot stat /proc/sys/net/bridge/bridge-nf-call-iptables: No such file or directory\n"}

After lots of reading and researching I found that I did not escalate the privileges on in my main YML file. After adding Become: yes in the main YML resolved my issue. Below is the syntax of my main playbook.

- hosts: all
  gather_facts: false
  become: yes
  vars_files:
    - answerfile.yml

Sometimes common mistakes are the most time consuming because we take it for granted.

Note that in my example I am using CentOS.

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