Ansible modules

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Ansible modules[1] add new capabilities to Ansible and is a core component of the software, as of September 2019 there are more than 2.800 modules available: ansible-doc --list. For example you can manage AWS infrastructure using Ansible, execute commands with shell module or collect information using setup[2] module.

  • ansible -m setup SERVER_NAME will collect information from your system
  • ansible -m setup SERVER_NAME -a 'filter=ansible_distribution'. Collect just OS.


Modules[edit]

Examples of Ansible execution modules[edit]

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See also[edit]

  • https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/modules_by_category.html
  • https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/setup_module.html
  • https://www.unixarena.com/2018/07/ansible-command-vs-shell-vs-raw-modules.html/
  • https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/2.6/modules/docker_module.html
  • https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/docker_compose_module.html
  • https://medium.com/@tcij1013/ten-useful-ansible-modules-83fb6fb2d45e