Using Ansible modules and plugins


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Welcome to the Ansible guide for working with modules, plugins, and collections.

Ansible modules are units of code that can control system resources or execute system commands. Ansible provides a module library that you can execute directly on remote hosts or through playbooks. You can also write custom modules.

Similar to modules are plugins, which are pieces of code that extend core Ansible functionality. Ansible uses a plugin architecture to enable a rich, flexible, and expandable feature set. Ansible ships with several plugins and lets you easily use your own plugins.