Install Ansible on Fedora via DNF from RPM packages

Install Ansible on Fedora via Yum from RPM packages
Ansible is a simple open-source automation tool that can automate cloud deployment, application deployment or Linux OS maintenance. Comparing Ansible to other automation tools (i.e. Puppet), it’s the simplest tool, because it’s agentless. Ansible once installed on a control node, connects to a managed node via SSH, which doesn’t require any client applications installed on that node.

Installation of Ansible on Fedora based control node is pretty simple and straightforward, since it can be installed from RPM packages. In this tutorial we are installing Ansible on Fedora 23 via dnf package manager.

Steps:

1. Locate Ansible package

RPM based Linux distributions (like RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux) usually require EPEL repository to install Ansible. Fedora 23 provides Ansible by default via updates repository:

[root@tuxfixer ~]# dnf info ansible
Last metadata expiration check: 0:34:33 ago on Sun Dec 11 12:27:40 2016.
Available Packages
Name        : ansible
Arch        : noarch
Epoch       : 0
Version     : 2.2.0.0
Release     : 3.fc23
Size        : 4.6 M
Repo        : updates
Summary     : SSH-based configuration management, deployment, and task execution system
URL         : http://ansible.com
License     : GPLv3+
Description : 
            : Ansible is a radically simple model-driven configuration management,
            : multi-node deployment, and remote task execution system. Ansible works
            : over SSH and does not require any software or daemons to be installed
            : on remote nodes. Extension modules can be written in any language and
            : are transferred to managed machines automatically.

2. Install Ansible using DNF

Install the package:

[root@tuxfixer ~]# dnf install ansible

3. Verify Ansible installation

Verify installed Ansible version:

[root@tuxfixer ~]# ansible --version
ansible 2.2.0.0
  config file = /etc/ansible/ansible.cfg
  configured module search path = Default w/o overrides

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