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
However, we recommend you use the Fully Qualified Collection Name (FQCN)
ansible.builtin.host_list for easy linking to the
plugin documentation and to avoid conflicting with other collections that may have
the same inventory plugin name.
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.