Run an ansible playbook
ansible-playbook <filename.yml> ... [options]
Ansible playbooks are a configuration and multinode deployment system. Ansible-playbook is the tool used to run them. See the project home page (link below) for more information.
The names of one or more YAML format files to run as ansible playbooks.
Verbose mode, more output from successful actions will be shown. Give up to three times for more output.
-i PATH, --inventory=PATH
The PATH to the inventory hosts file, which defaults to /etc/ansible/hosts.
-M DIRECTORY, --module-path=DIRECTORY
The DIRECTORY search path to load modules from. The default is /usr/share/ansible. This can also be set with the ANSIBLE_LIBRARY environment variable.
-e VARS, --extra-vars=VARS
Extra variables to inject into a playbook, in key=value key=value format or as quoted JSON (hashes and arrays).
-f NUM, --forks=NUM
Level of parallelism. NUM is specified as an integer, the default is 5.
Prompt for the SSH password instead of assuming key-based authentication with ssh-agent.
Prompt for the password to use for playbook plays that request sudo access, if any.
-U, SUDO_USER, --sudo-user=SUDO_USER
Desired sudo user (default=root).
-t, TAGS, --tags=TAGS
Only run plays and tasks tagged with these values.
Only run plays and tasks whose tags do not match these values.
Look for syntax errors in the playbook, but don\(cqt run anything
Do not make any changes on the remote system, but test resources to see what might have changed. Note this can not scan all possible resource types and is only a simulation.
When changing any templated files, show the unified diffs of how they changed. When used with --check, shows how the files would have changed if --check were not used.
-T SECONDS, --timeout=SECONDS
Connection timeout to use when trying to talk to hosts, in SECONDS.
Force all plays to use sudo, even if not marked as such.
-u USERNAME, --user=USERNAME
Use this remote user name on playbook steps that do not indicate a user name to run as.
-c CONNECTION, --connection=CONNECTION
Connection type to use. Possible options are paramiko (SSH), ssh, and local. local is mostly useful for crontab or kickstarts.
-l SUBSET, --limit=SUBSET
Further limits the selected host/group patterns.
The following environment variables may be specified.
ANSIBLE_HOSTS – Override the default ansible hosts file
ANSIBLE_LIBRARY – Override the default ansible module library path
/etc/ansible/hosts – Default inventory file
/usr/share/ansible/ – Default module library
/etc/ansible/ansible.cfg – Config file, used if present
~/.ansible.cfg – User config file, overrides the default config if present
Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan. See the AUTHORS file for a complete list of contributors.
Copyright © 2012, Michael DeHaan
Ansible is released under the terms of the GPLv3 License.