Ansible is an automation engine, similar to Chef or Puppet, that can be used to ensure deployment and configuration consistency across many servers, and keep servers and applications up-to-date. Though, unlike some other tools, Ansible does not require a client component/agent.
- These instructions are intended specifically for installing Ansible, an automation tool, on Fedora 21.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 21 server, and I’ll be logged in as non-root user. If you need more information then visit our tutorial on How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Fedora 21.
As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages:
sudo yum -y update
Then let’s install Ansible and any required packages:
sudo yum -y install ansible
Check the version of Ansible that is installed:
Which should yield something similar to: