ansible.builtin.gather_facts – Gathers facts about remote hosts¶
This module is part of
ansible-base and included in all Ansible
installations. In most cases, you can use the short module name
gather_facts even without specifying the
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 2.8: of ansible.builtin
This module takes care of executing the configured facts modules, the default is to use the ansible.builtin.setup module.
This module is automatically called by playbooks to gather useful variables about remote hosts that can be used in playbooks.
It can also be executed directly by
/usr/bin/ansibleto check what variables are available to a host.
Ansible provides many facts about the system, automatically.
This module is mostly a wrapper around other fact gathering modules.
Options passed to this module must be supported by all the underlying fact modules configured.
Facts returned by each module will be merged, conflicts will favor ‘last merged’. Order is not guaranteed, when doing parallel gathering on multiple modules.