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ping - Try to connect to host, verify a usable python and return pong on success

Synopsis

  • A trivial test module, this module always returns pong on successful contact. It does not make sense in playbooks, but it is useful from /usr/bin/ansible to verify the ability to login and that a usable Python is configured.
  • This is NOT ICMP ping, this is just a trivial test module that requires Python on the remote-node.
  • For Windows targets, use the win_ping module instead.
  • For Network targets, use the net_ping module instead.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
data Default:
pong
Data to return for the ping return value.
If this parameter is set to crash, the module will cause an exception.

Notes

Note

  • For Windows targets, use the win_ping module instead.
  • For Network targets, use the net_ping module instead.

Examples

# Test we can logon to 'webservers' and execute python with json lib.
# ansible webservers -m ping

# Example from an Ansible Playbook
- ping:

# Induce an exception to see what happens
- ping:
    data: crash

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
ping
string
success
value provided with the data parameter

Sample:
pong


Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as core which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Core Team. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Core Team, see here.

Support

For more information about Red Hat’s support of this module, please refer to this Knowledge Base article

Author

  • Ansible Core Team
  • Michael DeHaan

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