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Awesome Ansible Awesome

A collaborative curated list of awesome Ansible resources, tools, Roles, tutorials and other related stuff.

Ansible is an open source toolkit, written in Python, it is used for configuration management, application deployment, continuous delivery, IT infrastructure automation and automation in general.


Official resources

Official resources by and for Ansible.


Places where to chat with the Ansible community

There are also many Ansible IRC channels on that are bridged to Matrix. You can find the full list and how to connect in the official documentation documentation but here's a few:

IRC Matrix Topic
#ansible General Ansible user support and discussion
#ansible-devel Developer discussions around code, bugs and features
#ansible-community Community working group, wide range of topics including weekly meetings
#ansible-docs Documentation working group, discuss docs and participate in weekly meetings
#ansible-devtools For devtools such as ansible-lint, molecule and the vscode plugin
#ansible-awx For the AWX open source project, upstream of Ansible Tower/Automation controller
#ansible-network For general support and discussion around network automation with Ansible
#ansible-fr For discussion about Ansible in french


Tutorials and courses to learn Ansible.


Books about Ansible.


Video tutorials and Ansible training.


Tools for and using Ansible.

  • Automation Controller - Automation Controller (formerly Ansible Tower) by Red Hat helps you scale IT automation, manage complex deployments and speed productivity. Extend the power of Ansible to your entire team.
  • AWX - AWX provides a web-based user interface, REST API, and task engine built on top of Ansible. It is the upstream project for Automation Controller, a commercial derivative of AWX.
  • Ansible Lint - Checks Playbooks for best practices and behavior that could potentially be improved.
  • Ansible Later - Another best practice scanner. Checks Playbooks and Roles for best practices and behavior that could potentially be improved.
  • Ansible Doctor - Simple annotation like documentation generator for Ansible roles based on Jinja2 templates.
  • Ansible cmdb - Takes the output of Ansible's fact gathering and converts it into a static HTML page.
  • ARA - ARA Records Ansible playbooks and makes them easier to understand and troubleshoot with a reporting API, UI and CLI.
  • Mitogen for Ansible - Speed up Ansible substantially with Mitogen.
  • Molecule - Molecule aids in the development and testing of Ansible roles.
  • Packer Ansible Provisioner - This Provisioner can be used to automate VM Image creation via Packer with Ansible.
  • Excel Ansible Inventory - Turn any Excel Spreadsheet into an Ansible Inventory.
  • - Ansible dynamic inventory script for parsing Terraform state files.
  • ansible-navigator - A text-based user interface (TUI) for Ansible.
  • squest - Self-service portal for Automation Controller job templates.
  • ansible-bender - Tool which bends containers using Ansible playbooks and turns them into container images.
  • ansible-runner - A tool and python library that helps when interfacing with Ansible directly or as part of another system whether that be through a container image interface, as a standalone tool, or as a Python module that can be imported.
  • ansible-builder - Using Ansible content that depends on non-default dependencies can be tricky. Packages must be installed on each node, play nicely with other software installed on the host system, and be kept in sync.
  • kics - SAST Tool that scans your ansible infrastructure as code playbooks for security vulnverables, compliance issues and misconfigurations.
  • php-ansible Library - OOP-Wrapper for Ansible, making Ansible available in PHP.
  • TD4A - Design aid for building and testing jinja2 templates, combines data in yaml format with a jinja2 template and render the output.
  • Ansible Playbook Grapher - Command line tool to create a graph representing your Ansible playbook plays, tasks and roles.
  • ansible-doc-extractor - A tool that extracts documentation from Ansible modules in the HTML form.
  • Ansible Semaphore - Ansible Semaphore is a modern UI for Ansible.
  • Steampunk Spotter - Provides an Assisted Automation Writing tool that analyzes and offers recommendations for your Ansible Playbooks.
  • ansible-roster - Ansible Roster inventory plugin to generate inventory from a host oriented yaml file. Supports ranges, regex hostnames, file inclusions, and variable merging.
  • Monkeyble - A callback plugin that allow to execute end-to-end tests on playbooks with a Pythonic testing and CI/CD approach to detect regressions.
  • aar-doc - Automated Ansible Role Documentation - Generate documentation automatically from an Ansible role's metadata.
  • antsichaut - automate the filling of a changelog.yaml used by antsibull-changelog.

Blog posts and opinions

Best practices and other opinions on Ansible.



Playbooks, Roles and Collections

Awesome production ready Playbooks, Roles and Collections to get you up and running.

Editor and IDE Integrations

Awesome Integrations into Text Editors and IDE's to make development with/for Ansible easier.