ansible.builtin.host_list inventory – Parses a ‘host list’ string
This inventory plugin is part of
ansible-core and included in all Ansible
installations. In most cases, you can use the short
host_list even without specifying the
However, we recommend you use the FQCN for easy linking to the
plugin documentation and to avoid conflicting with other collections that may have
the same inventory plugin name.
New in version 2.4: of ansible.builtin
Parses a host list string as a comma separated values of hosts
This plugin only applies to inventory strings that are not paths and contain a comma.
# define 2 hosts in command line # ansible -i '10.10.2.6, 10.10.2.4' -m ping all # DNS resolvable names # ansible -i 'host1.example.com, host2' -m user -a 'name=me state=absent' all # just use localhost # ansible-playbook -i 'localhost,' play.yml -c local
Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.