How to install Ansible in Ubuntu

Ansible is an open-source automation engine that automates software provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment.

This article explains the steps to install Ansible in Ubuntu server.

Step1: Add repository files

#apt-add-repository -y ppa:ansible/ansible

Step2: Update the repositories

#apt-get update

Step3: Install ansible

#apt-get install -y ansible

Step4: Move the default hosts configuration

#mv /etc/ansible/hosts /etc/ansible/hosts.orig

Step5: Create new hosts configuration file and add the servers

#vi /etc/ansible/hosts



Step6: Check the configuration by running commands

#ansible all -m ping -s -k

Note: all - Use all defined servers from the inventory file

-m ping - Use the "ping" module, which simply runs the ping command and returns the results

-s - Use "sudo" to run the commands

-k - Ask for a password rather than use key-based authentication


That's all......

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