[svlug] Thoughts on Ansible?

Sarah Newman sarah.newman at computer.org
Mon Jul 11 16:34:08 PDT 2016


On 07/11/2016 04:22 PM, Robert Freiberger wrote:
> Working on a proposal at work to switch over their static run books to use
> Ansible as a push system for resolving system level issues.
> 
> Love that it's Ptyhon and agentless but has anyone have comments on real
> world usage? How did you manage your hosts file for a dynamic environment?

Ansible can be slow but it gets the job done. It is easy to get started and the documentation is decent.

If you need custom modules, you can (technically) write them in any language you want as long as they output json for the results - it doesn't matter
that it's written in python.

I haven't needed to use dynamic inventory personally but here is their documentation on it: http://docs.ansible.com/ansible/intro_dynamic_inventory.html

--Sarah



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