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Ansible Provisioner for NetflixOSS Aminator

Warning: Refactoring of Aminator is going on right now, so this will work eventually, but probably doesn't just yet.

This Aminator plugin allows you to provision an AMI using an Ansible playbook.


Some example Ansible playbooks can be found in the NetflixOSS-Ansible playbooks repository.

$ sudo aminate -e ec2_ansible_linux -B ami-6637760f asgard-ubuntu.yml

Sometimes it is useful to pass extra variables to your Ansible playbook. This can be done with the --extra-vars command line parameter. Example:

$ aminate -e ec2_ansible_linux -B ami-fndat10n --extra-vars "local_war=$HOME/asgard.war" asgard-ubuntu.yml


First, install Aminator. Then install Ansible. Finally, to install the Ansible provisioner for Aminator:

$ sudo aminator-plugin install ansible

Then you will need to make add an environment that uses the Ansible provisioner to your /etc/aminator/environments.yml file. For example:

    cloud: ec2
    distro: debian
    provisioner: ansible
    volume: linux
    blockdevice: linux
    finalizer: tagging_ebs

Then you can use Aminator with Ansible:

$ sudo aminate -e ec2_ansible_linux -B ami-2cac311c asgard-ubuntu.yml


Its on the wiki:

The Easy Way

There has been some work to make this even easier. For more information, please read:

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