FreeKB - Ansible Inventory file format (INI YAML)
Ansible - Inventory file format (INI YAML)

The default hosts file or your own inventory file can use different formats. The most commonly used formats are INI and YAML. Follow are example INI and YAML configurations.

INI

server1.example.com
server2.example.com
[linux]
server3.example.com
server4.example.com
[windows]
server5.example.com
server6.example.com

 

YAML

linux:
  hosts:
    server1.example.com:
    server2.example.com:
    server3.example.com:
windows:
  hosts:
    server4.example.com:
    server5.example.com:
    server6.example.com:

 

Once the default hosts file or your own inventory file has been updated to contain managed nodes (e.g. target systems), you can run tasks against the managed nodes. For example, the following command would ping every managed node in your default hosts file.

ansible all -m ping

 

Which should return something like this.

server1.example.org | SUCCESS => {
    "changed": false,
    "ping": "pong"
}

 



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