How to dockerize a live system

I need to run some ansible playbooks to a running (live) machine.
But, of-course, I cant use a production server for testing purposes !!

So here comes docker!
I have ssh access from my docker-server to this production server:

[docker-server] ssh livebox tar --one-file-system --sparse -C / -cf -  | docker import - centos6:livebox 

Then run the new docker image:

[docker-server]  docker run -t -i --rm -p 2222:22 centos6:livebox bash                                                  

[root@40b2bab2f306 /]# /usr/sbin/sshd -D                                                                             

Create a new entry on your hosts inventory file, that uses ssh port 2222
or create a new separated inventory file

and test it with ansible ping module:

# ansible -m ping -i hosts.docker dockerlivebox

dockerlivebox | success >> {
    "changed": false,
    "ping": "pong"

Tag(s): docker