AnsibleTools - Ansible Python Boto3 Infrastructure Automation Examples

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Ansible Tools

Bootstrap tools/examples for Ansible infrastructure DevOps automation.

If you are interested in me doing an infrastructure/devops talk or questions contact me below.

Repo shows some of the simple concepts and also includes some Python Boto3 examples.

In some cases I use Ansible and Python together to get more power and control with parsing and flow.

Examples use Python3 but older versions should be supported.

MacOS Install

brew install ansible python3

Debian Install

apt-get install ansible python3 python3-pip

Generate Inventory

pip install -r requirements.txt

python boto/

sudo vim /etc/ansible/hosts

Host inventory file

Example using Ansible and Python together


python -p check-top.yml

Ansible Commands

ansible default -m ping -u ubuntu

ansible default -a “w” -u ubuntu

ansible default -a “ps -ef” -u ubuntu

ansible default -a “netstat -ta” -u ubuntu

Best Practices

Use –check

Use –syntax-check

Use –list-hosts

Get Facts

ansible default -m setup -u ubuntu

Simple Playbooks (single file)

ansible-playbook check-user-load.yml -u ubuntu

Run Role Playbooks (roles directory)

ansible-playbook check-lamp.yml -u ubuntu

ansible-playbook check-os.yml -u ubuntu

ansible-playbook update-os.yml -u ubuntu

ansible-playbook build-base-os.yml -u ubuntu

ansible-playbook build-nagios-client.yml -u ubuntu