How to Install Ansible on Fedora 21 via Yum

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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.

Pre-Flight Check
  • 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.

Step #1: The Installation

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

Step #2: Verify The Installation

Check the version of Ansible that is installed:

ansible --version

Which should yield something similar to:

ansible 1.7.2

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