This feature is a technology preview.
Currently, the supported version of Ansible is 2.9 (LTS) shipped in SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Client Tools channels. The supported OS version for the Ansible Control Node is SLES 15 SP3, or later. Ansible software is also available for SUSE Manager Proxy and SUSE Manager for Retail Branch Server. For Control Nodes running operating systems other than SUSE Linux Enterprise, use Ansible shipped together with your distribution.
1. Feature Overview
SUSE Manager enables system administrators to operate their Ansible Control Nodes. Supported features are:
introspection of inventory files
discovery of playbooks
execution of playbooks
To use Ansible features, you need to register your Ansible Control Node system as a Salt client to your SUSE Manager Server.
When registered, you must enable the
Ansible Control Node system type in the
Add-on System Types on the page of that system.
Enabling this system type ensures that the
ansible package is installed on the system by adding it in the highstate and activates the Ansible features under the page.
As the next step, configure the paths to your Ansible inventories and playbooks on the
As a playbook directory, you can use any directory on the control node, where your playbooks reside.
A playbook directory either directly contains the
site.yml or contains subdirectories with this file.
3. Inventory introspection
After defining an inventory path, you can use SUSE Manager to introspect its contents. You can do so on thepage. Clicking an inventory path in this page executes the inventory introspection on the Control Node in real-time.
4. Playbook discovery
After defining a playbook directory, you can discover playbooks on thepage.
As with the inventory introspection, the playbook discovery operations run on the Control Node in real-time.
5. Playbook execution
You can schedule a playbook execution from the
Custom Inventory items in the playbook details.
You can also enter an arbitrary inventory path.
Afterwards, you choose the time of the playbook execution or select an action chain. Eventually, SUSE Manager executes the playbook as an action on the Control Node. You can see the result of the operation on the action details page.