ansible.builtin.random_choice – return random element from list¶
This module is part of
ansible-base and included in all Ansible
installations. In most cases, you can use the short module name
random_choice 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 1.1: of ansible.builtin
The ‘random_choice’ feature can be used to pick something at random. While it’s not a load balancer (there are modules for those), it can somewhat be used as a poor man’s load balancer in a MacGyver like situation.
At a more basic level, they can be used to add chaos and excitement to otherwise predictable automation environments.