ansible.builtin.fail – Fail with custom message

Note

This module is part of ansible-base and included in all Ansible installations. In most cases, you can use the short module name fail even without specifying the collections: keyword. Despite that, we recommend you use the FQCN for easy linking to the module documentation and to avoid conflicting with other collections that may have the same module name.

New in version 0.8: of ansible.builtin

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
string
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.

See Also

See also

ansible.builtin.assert

The official documentation on the ansible.builtin.assert module.

ansible.builtin.debug

The official documentation on the ansible.builtin.debug module.

ansible.builtin.meta

The official documentation on the ansible.builtin.meta module.

Examples

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

Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)