ansible-playbook man page

ansible-playbook — Runs Ansible playbooks, executing the defined tasks on the targeted hosts.

TL;DR

ansible-playbook {{playbook}}

ansible-playbook {{playbook}} -i {{inventory_file}}

Synopsis

ansible-playbook [options] playbook.yml [playbook2 ...]

Description

the tool to run Ansible playbooks, which are a configuration and multinode deployment system. See the project home page (https://docs.ansible.com) for more information.

Common Options

--ask-su-pass

ask for su password (deprecated, use become)

--ask-sudo-pass

ask for sudo password (deprecated, use become)

--ask-vault-pass

ask for vault password

--become-method BECOME_METHOD

privilege escalation method to use (default=sudo), valid choices: [ sudo | su | pbrun | pfexec | doas | dzdo | ksu | runas | pmrun ]

--become-user BECOME_USER

run operations as this user (default=root)

--flush-cache

clear the fact cache

--force-handlers

run handlers even if a task fails

--list-hosts

outputs a list of matching hosts; does not execute anything else

--list-tags

list all available tags

--list-tasks

list all tasks that would be executed

--new-vault-id NEW_VAULT_ID

the new vault identity to use for rekey

--new-vault-password-file

new vault password file for rekey

--private-key, --key-file

use this file to authenticate the connection

--scp-extra-args SCP_EXTRA_ARGS

specify extra arguments to pass to scp only (e.g. -l)

--sftp-extra-args SFTP_EXTRA_ARGS

specify extra arguments to pass to sftp only (e.g. -f, -l)

--skip-tags

only run plays and tasks whose tags do not match these values

--ssh-common-args SSH_COMMON_ARGS

specify common arguments to pass to sftp/scp/ssh (e.g. ProxyCommand)

--ssh-extra-args SSH_EXTRA_ARGS

specify extra arguments to pass to ssh only (e.g. -R)

--start-at-task START_AT_TASK

start the playbook at the task matching this name

--step

one-step-at-a-time: confirm each task before running

--syntax-check

perform a syntax check on the playbook, but do not execute it

--vault-id

the vault identity to use

--vault-password-file

vault password file

--version

show program’s version number and exit

-C, --check

don’t make any changes; instead, try to predict some of the changes that may occur

-D, --diff

when changing (small) files and templates, show the differences in those files; works great with --check

-K, --ask-become-pass

ask for privilege escalation password

-M, --module-path

prepend colon-separated path(s) to module library (default=[u'/home/jenkins/.ansible/plugins/modules', u'/usr/share/ansible/plugins/modules'])

-R SU_USER, --su-user SU_USER

run operations with su as this user (default=None) (deprecated, use become)

-S, --su

run operations with su (deprecated, use become)

-T TIMEOUT, --timeout TIMEOUT

override the connection timeout in seconds (default=10)

-U SUDO_USER, --sudo-user SUDO_USER

desired sudo user (default=root) (deprecated, use become)

-b, --become

run operations with become (does not imply password prompting)

-c CONNECTION, --connection CONNECTION

connection type to use (default=smart)

-e, --extra-vars

set additional variables as key=value or YAML/JSON, if filename prepend with @

-f FORKS, --forks FORKS

specify number of parallel processes to use (default=5)

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-i, --inventory, --inventory-file

specify inventory host path (default=) or comma separated host list. --inventory-file is deprecated

-k, --ask-pass

ask for connection password

-l SUBSET, --limit SUBSET

further limit selected hosts to an additional pattern

-s, --sudo

run operations with sudo (nopasswd) (deprecated, use become)

-t, --tags

only run plays and tasks tagged with these values

-u REMOTE_USER, --user REMOTE_USER

connect as this user (default=None)

-v, --verbose

verbose mode (-vvv for more, -vvvv to enable connection debugging)

Environment

The following environment variables may be specified.

ANSIBLE_CONFIG — Override the default ansible config file

Many more are available for most options in ansible.cfg

Files

/etc/ansible/ansible.cfg — Config file, used if present

~/.ansible.cfg — User config file, overrides the default config if present

Author

Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan. See the AUTHORS file for a complete list of contributors.

See Also

ansible(1), ansible-config(1), ansible-console(1), ansible-doc(1), ansible-galaxy(1), ansible-inventory(1), ansible-pull(1), ansible-vault(1)

Extensive documentation is available in the documentation site: http://docs.ansible.com. IRC and mailing list info can be found in file CONTRIBUTING.md, available in: https://github.com/ansible/ansible

Referenced By

ansible(1), ansible-config(1), ansible-console(1), ansible-doc(1), ansible-galaxy(1), ansible-inventory(1), ansible-pull(1), ansible-vault(1), loopabull(1).

09/19/2017 Ansible 2.4.0.0 System administration commands