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Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy and maintain. Automate everything from code deployment to network configuration to cloud management, in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems.

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Ansible is a radically simple IT automation system. It handles configuration management, application deployment, cloud provisioning, ad-hoc task execution, network automation, and multi-node orchestration. Ansible makes complex changes like zero-downtime rolling updates with load balancers easy. More information on the Ansible


Design Principles

  • Have an extremely simple setup process with a minimal learning curve.
  • Manage machines quickly and in parallel.
  • Avoid custom-agents and additional open ports, be agentless by leveraging the existing SSH daemon.
  • Describe infrastructure in a language that is both machine and human friendly.
  • Focus on security and easy auditability/review/rewriting of content.
  • Manage new remote machines instantly, without bootstrapping any software.
  • Allow module development in any dynamic language, not just Python.
  • Be usable as non-root.
  • Be the easiest IT automation system to use, ever.

Use Ansible

You can install a released version of Ansible with

or a package manager. See our
installation guide 
_ for details on installing Ansible on a variety of platforms.

Power users and developers can run the

branch, which has the latest features and fixes, directly. Although it is reasonably stable, you are more likely to encounter breaking changes when running the
branch. We recommend getting involved in the Ansible community if you want to run the

Get Involved

  • Read
    _ for all kinds of ways to contribute to and interact with the project, including mailing list information and how to submit bug reports and code to Ansible.
  • Join a
    Working Group
    _, an organized community devoted to a specific technology domain or platform.
  • Submit a proposed code update through a pull request to the
  • Talk to us before making larger changes to avoid duplicate efforts. This not only helps everyone know what is going on, but it also helps save time and effort if we decide some changes are needed.
  • For a list of email lists, IRC channels and Working Groups, see the
    Communication page 

Coding Guidelines

We document our Coding Guidelines in the

Developer Guide 
_. We particularly suggest you review:
  • Contributing your module to Ansible 
  • Conventions, tips, and pitfalls 

Branch Info

  • The
    branch corresponds to the release actively under development.
  • The
    branches correspond to stable releases.
  • Create a branch based on
    and set up a
    dev environment 
    _ if you want to open a PR.
  • See the
    Ansible release and maintenance 
    _ page for information about active branches.


Based on team and community feedback, an initial roadmap will be published for a major or minor version (ex: 2.7, 2.8). The

Ansible Roadmap page 
_ details what is planned and how to influence the roadmap.


Ansible was created by

Michael DeHaan 
_ and has contributions from over 5000 users (and growing). Thanks everyone!

_ is sponsored by
Red Hat, Inc.


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