Documentation

fail - Fail with custom message

Synopsis

  • This module fails the progress with a custom message. It can be useful for bailing out when a certain condition is met using when.
  • This module is also supported for Windows targets.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
msg Default:
'Failed as requested from task'
The customized message used for failing execution. If omitted, fail will simply bail out with a generic message.

Notes

Note

  • This module is also supported for Windows targets.

Examples

# Example playbook using fail and when together
- fail:
    msg: "The system may not be provisioned according to the CMDB status."
  when: cmdb_status != "to-be-staged"

Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as core which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Core Team. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Core Team, see here.

Support

For more information about Red Hat’s support of this module, please refer to this Knowledge Base article

Author

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)

Hint

If you notice any issues in this documentation you can edit this document to improve it.