Set up a remote copy of ansible on each managed node
ansible -d DEST -U URL [options] [ <filename.yml> ]
Ansible is an extra-simple tool/framework/API for doing 'remote things' over SSH.
Use ansible-pull to set up a remote copy of ansible on each managed node, each set to run via cron and update playbook source via a source repository. This inverts the default push architecture of ansible into a pull architecture, which has near-limitless scaling potential.
The setup playbook can be tuned to change the cron frequency, logging locations, and parameters to ansible-pull.
This is useful both for extreme scale-out as well as periodic remediation. Usage of the fetch module to retrieve logs from ansible-pull runs would be an excellent way to gather and analyze remote logs from ansible-pull.
The name of one the YAML format files to run as an ansible playbook. This can be a relative path within the checkout. If not provided, ansible-pull will look for a playbook based on the host\(cqs fully-qualified domain name, on the host hostname and finally a playbook named local.yml.
-d DEST, --directory=DEST
Directory to checkout repository into. If not provided, a subdirectory of ~/.ansible/pull/ will be used.
-U URL, --url=URL
URL of the playbook repository to checkout.
-C CHECKOUT, --checkout=CHECKOUT
Branch/Tag/Commit to checkout. If not provided, uses default behavior of module used to check out playbook repository.
Force running of playbook even if unable to update playbook repository. This can be useful, for example, to enforce run-time state when a network connection may not always be up or possible.
-i PATH, --inventory=PATH
The PATH to the inventory hosts file. This can be a relative path within the checkout.
Purge the checkout after the playbook is run.
-m NAME, --module-name=NAME
Module used to checkout playbook repository. Defaults to git.
Run the playbook only if the repository has changed
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.