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. 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 23. To install ansible on CentOS 7, follow these instructions.
- We’ll be working as a non-root user on a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 23 server.
Step #1: Install Ansible
As a matter of best practice, we’ll first update our packages:
sudo dnf -y update
Now we’ll install Ansible and any required packages:
sudo dnf -y install ansible
Step #2: Verify The Installation
Check the version of Ansible that is installed with:
Which should yield something similar to:
[user@user ~]# ansible --version
configured module search path = None