ansible.builtin.linear – Executes tasks in a linear fashion


This strategy plugin is part of ansible-core and included in all Ansible installations. In most cases, you can use the short plugin name linear even without specifying the collections: keyword. 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 strategy plugin name.

New in version 2.0: of ansible.builtin


  • Task execution is in lockstep per host batch as defined by serial (default all). Up to the fork limit of hosts will execute each task at the same time and then the next series of hosts until the batch is done, before going on to the next task.



  • This was the default Ansible behaviour before ‘strategy plugins’ were introduced in 2.0.


  • Ansible Core Team