How To Install Ansible on Mac OSX
In this tutorial you will lean the steps to install Ansible on Mac OSX. You will also learn the step by step process of ansible post installation. To learn How to Install Ansible on Mac OSX please follow this tuttorial post on install Ansible on OSX.
Brew Install On MAC OSX
If you already have Homebrew installed, then it is as simple as:
pipfor the install, then read on.
Native Python Install – Summary:
Ansible uses Python and fortunately Python is already installed on modern versions of OSX
- Install Xcode
sudo easy_install pipsudo pip
install ansible --quiet
Then, if you would like to update Ansible later, just do:
sudo pip install ansible --upgrade
Native Python Install – Full explanation:
Ensure Xcode is installed ﬁrst
Some of Ansible’s dependencies need to be compiled, so you’ll need the developer tools that come with Xcode.
You can check if you already have the developer tools by running this:
(note: Before OSX Mavericks, the package to check for was “com.apple.pkg.DeveloperToolsCLI”)
If the tools are not installed, you will see this output:
In that case, download and install Xcode from here.
Install pip on Mac OSX
Install Ansible on Mac OSX
Upgrade Ansible on Mac OSX
Ansible: Post-Install Setup
Inventory hosts file
After you’ve installed Ansible, then you’ll want Ansible to know which servers to connect to and manage.
hosts file is used to list and group your servers. Its default location is
If you want to have your Ansible hosts file in another location, then you can set this environment variable:
Or you can specify the Ansible
hosts location when running commands with the
For more on the inventory hosts file, see: http://docs.ansible.com/intro_inventory.html
Set up connectivity to the servers
For this example, I’ll assume you have servers with the hostnames
child2.dev. When doing your own install, replace those hostnames with your own.
/etc/ansible/hosts file would look like this:
You want to be able to connect to your servers without having to enter a password every time. If you don’t already have ssh key authentication set up to your children nodes, then do the following…
Generate the ssh key on the master node:
Then copy your public key to the servers with
root@master:~# ssh-copy-id firstname.lastname@example.org root@master:~# ssh-copy-id email@example.com
Now you can test the connectivity:
Now you’re ready to actually manage your servers with Ansible’s playbooks: http://docs.ansible.com/playbooks_intro.html
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