Other Tools and Programs

The Ansible community uses a range of tools for working with the Ansible project. This is a list of some of the most popular of these tools.

If you know of any other tools that should be added, this list can be updated by clicking “Edit on GitHub” on the top right of this page.

Development tools

Tools for validating playbooks

  • Ansible Lint - a highly configurable linter for Ansible playbooks.

  • Ansible Review - an extension of Ansible Lint designed for code review.

  • Molecule - a testing framework for Ansible plays and roles.

  • yamllint - a command-line utility to check syntax validity including key repetition and indentation issues.

Other tools

  • Ansible Inventory Grapher - visually displays inventory inheritance hierarchies and at what level a variable is defined in inventory.

  • Ansible Shell - an interactive shell for Ansible with built-in tab completion for all the modules.

  • Ansible Silo - a self-contained Ansible environment by Docker.

  • Ansigenome - a command line tool designed to help you manage your Ansible roles.

  • antsibull-changelog - a changelog generator for Ansible collections.

  • antsibull-docs - generates docsites for collections and can validate collection documentation.

  • ARA - ARA Records Ansible playbooks and makes them easier to understand and troubleshoot with a reporting API, UI and CLI.

  • Awesome Ansible - a collaboratively curated list of awesome Ansible resources.

  • nanvault - a standalone tool to encrypt and decrypt files in the Ansible Vault format, featuring UNIX-style composability.

  • OpsTools-ansible - uses Ansible to configure an environment that provides the support of OpsTools, namely centralized logging and analysis, availability monitoring, and performance monitoring.

  • ansibledb - Flask API server that uses MongoDB to store Ansible reports and facts. Along with different query capabilities, this tool provides a web UI for viewing Ansible reports, facts, and logs.