How to install Ansible on CentOS 7


Ansible is an automation engine, similar to Chef or Puppet, that can be used to ensure deployment and configuration consistency across many servers, and keep servers and applications up-to-date.

1 Add the EPEL Repository
Ansible is part of Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL), which is a community repository of non-standard packages for the RHEL distribution. First, we’ll install the EPEL repository:


sudo rpm -iUvh

2The Installation
As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages:


sudo yum -y update

Then let’s install Ansible and any required packages:


sudo yum -y install ansible

3 Verify The Installation
Check the version of Ansible that is installed:


ansible --version