In this tutorial we will show you how to install Ansible on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that simplifies cloud computing, configuration management, program setup, intra-service orchestration, and several other IT needs. Ansible uses a very simple language (YAML, in the form of Ansible Playbooks) that allow you to spell out your automation jobs in a way that means plain English. Using Ansible you can control multi host or device simultaneously using single command. You don’t need install client in apparatus or each server.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Ansible on a CentOS 7 server.
Install Ansible on CentOS 7
Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
Step 2. Installing Ansible on CentOS 7.
- Method 1. Install Ansible from EPEL repository.
Check the version of Ansible that is installed:
- Method 2. Install Ansible from Source.
First, Installation of all required prerequisites to perform Ansible compilation:
Next, install python package manager:
Then, download the Ansible source code using git command:
Select desired version:
Now check that Ansible is installed with the following command:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Ansible. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Ansible in CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Ansible web site.