community.general.ohai module – Returns inventory data from Ohai


This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.3.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.ohai.



The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • ohai


# Retrieve (ohai) data from all Web servers and store in one-file per host
ansible webservers -m ohai --tree=/tmp/ohaidata


  • Ansible Core Team

  • Michael DeHaan (@mpdehaan)