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Ansible Cheat Sheet


ansible-playbook <YAML>                   # Run on all hosts defined
ansible-playbook <YAML> -f 10             # Run 10 hosts parallel
ansible-playbook <YAML> --verbose         # Verbose on successful tasks
ansible-playbook <YAML> -C                # Test run
ansible-playbook <YAML> -C -D             # Dry run
ansible-playbook <YAML> -l <host>         # Run on single host

Run Infos

ansible-playbook <YAML> --list-hosts
ansible-playbook <YAML> --list-tasks

Syntax Check

ansible-playbook --syntax-check <YAML>

Remote Execution

ansible all -m ping

Execute arbitrary commands

ansible <hostgroup> -a <command>
ansible all -a "ifconfig -a"


List facts and state of a host

ansible <host> -m setup                            # All facts for one host
ansible <host> -m setup -a 'filter=ansible_eth*'   # Only ansible fact for one host
ansible all -m setup -a 'filter=facter_*'          # Only facter facts but for all hosts

Save facts to per-host files in /tmp/facts

ansible all -m setup --tree /tmp/facts

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Ansible Module

Ansible modules are standalone scripts that can be used inside an Ansible playbook. You can use these modules to run whatever commands it needs to get its job done.

Ansible modules are categorized into various groups based on their functionality. There are hundreds of Ansible modules are available. You should read Ansible Module for detail information of each module.