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Ansible pp 19-30 | Cite as

The Inventory File

  • Michael Heap
Chapter

Abstract

In Chapter 1, you put together a simple playbook and ran it against your Vagrant machine using the vagrant provision command. You can run that same playbook against any machine that also has a running SSH server by using the ansible-playbook command. First, however, you need an inventory file. In this chapter, we’ll take a look at what an inventory file is, how to run ansible-playbook without Vagrant, and how to leverage the inventory file when you have a complex inventory of machines with which you need to interact.

Keywords

Load Balancer Cloud Server Dynamic Inventory Inventory Inventory Automation User 
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© Michael Heap 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Heap
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  1. 1.ReadingUK

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