ansible.builtin.auto inventory – Loads and executes an inventory plugin specified in a YAML config
This inventory plugin is part of
ansible-core and included in all Ansible
installations. In most cases, you can use the short
auto 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 2.5: of ansible.builtin
By enabling the
autoinventory plugin, any YAML inventory config file with a
pluginkey at its root will automatically cause the named plugin to be loaded and executed with that config. This effectively provides automatic enabling of all installed/accessible inventory plugins.
To disable this behavior, remove
# This plugin is not intended for direct use; it is a fallback mechanism for automatic enabling of # all installed inventory plugins.