Getting started with Execution Environments
You can run Ansible automation in containers, like any other modern software application. Ansible uses container images known as Execution Environments (EE) that act as control nodes.
An Execution Environment image contains the following packages as standard:
Ansible content dependencies
In addition to the standard packages, an EE can also contain:
one or more Ansible collections and their dependencies
other custom components
This getting started guide shows you how to build and test a simple Execution Environment.
The resulting container image represents an Ansible control node that contains the standard EE packages plus the
community.postgresql collection and the
psycopg2-binary Python package.