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Manual Reference Pages  -  ANSIBLE-PLAYBOOK (1)

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NAME

ansible-playbook - run an ansible playbook

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

ansible-playbook <filename.yml> ... [options]

DESCRIPTION

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.

ARGUMENTS

filename.yml

The names of one or more YAML format files to run as ansible playbooks.

OPTIONS

-v, --verbose

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 /usr/local/etc/ansible/hosts.

-M DIRECTORY, --module-path=DIRECTORY

The DIRECTORY search path to load modules from. The default is /usr/local/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). To load variables from a file, specify the file preceded by @ (e.g. @vars.yml).

-f NUM, --forks=NUM

Level of parallelism. NUM is specified as an integer, the default is 5.

-k, --ask-pass

Prompt for the SSH password instead of assuming key-based authentication with ssh-agent.

-K, --ask-sudo-pass

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.

--skip-tags=SKIP_TAGS

Only run plays and tasks whose tags do not match these values.

--syntax-check

Look for syntax errors in the playbook, but don\(cqt run anything

--check

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.

--diff

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.

-s, --sudo

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.

--list-hosts

Outputs a list of matching hosts; does not execute anything else.

ENVIRONMENT

The following environment variables may be specified.

ANSIBLE_HOSTS — Override the default ansible hosts file

ANSIBLE_LIBRARY — Override the default ansible module library path

FILES

/usr/local/etc/ansible/hosts — Default inventory file

/usr/local/share/ansible/ — Default module library

/usr/local/etc/ansible/ansible.cfg — Config file, used if present

~/.ansible.cfg — User config file, overrides the default config if present

AUTHOR

Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan. See the AUTHORS file for a complete list of contributors.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2012, Michael DeHaan

Ansible is released under the terms of the GPLv3 License.

SEE ALSO

ansible(1), ansible-pull(1), ansible-doc(1)

Extensive documentation is available in the documentation site: http://docs.ansible.com. IRC and mailing list info can be found in file CONTRIBUTING.md, available in: https://github.com/ansible/ansible

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