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Configure a Python Virtual Environment for Ansible AWS - ansible collection amazon.aws

How to configure a Python Virtual Environment for Ansible AWS amazon.aws Ansible collection to use the latest releases of Python 3.8, boto3 for Python libraries.

July 12, 2022
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How to configure a Python Virtual Environment for Ansible AWS?

Using a Python Virtual Environment is a convenient way to maintain up-to-date Python dependency of the Ansible collection amazon.aws without interfering with your Linux system.

This initial configuration sometimes is a roadblock for some AWS users to start using Ansible.

I’m Luca Berton and welcome to today’s episode of Ansible Pilot.

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Configure a Python Virtual Environment for Ansible AWS:

How to Python Virtual Environment for Ansible AWS.

I’m going to show you how to configure a Python Virtual Environment for Ansible AWS to successfully use the Ansible collection amazon.aws of modules and plugins to manage various operations related to AWS infrastructure such as EC2, VPC, Security Groups, etc.

Ansible AWS modules are written on top of boto3. Boto3 is the Python SDK for the AWS that allows users to manage AWS infrastructure: EC2, VPC, Security Groups, etc.

code

$ python3.8 -m venv venv
$ source venv/bin/activate
(venv) $ pip3.8 install --upgrade pip
(venv) $ pip3.8 install boto3
(venv) $ ansible-galaxy collection install amazon.aws

execution

$ ansible --version
ansible [core 2.12.2]
  config file = /etc/ansible/ansible.cfg
  configured module search path = ['/home/devops/.ansible/plugins/modules', '/usr/share/ansible/plugins/modules']
  ansible python module location = /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ansible
  ansible collection location = /home/devops/.ansible/collections:/usr/share/ansible/collections
  executable location = /usr/bin/ansible
  python version = 3.8.12 (default, Sep 16 2021, 10:46:05) [GCC 8.5.0 20210514 (Red Hat 8.5.0-3)]
  jinja version = 2.10.3
  libyaml = True
[[email protected] ~]$ whereis python
python: /usr/bin/python3.6 /usr/bin/python3.6m /usr/bin/python3.8 /usr/lib/python3.6 /usr/lib/python3.8 /usr/lib64/python3.6 /usr/lib64/python3.8 /usr/local/lib/python3.8 /usr/include/python3.6m /usr/include/python3.8 /usr/share/man/man1/python.1.gz
[[email protected] ~]$ python3.8 -m venv venv
[[email protected] ~]$ source venv/bin/activate
(venv) [[email protected] ~]$ pip3.8 install --upgrade pip
Collecting pip
  Using cached https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/96/2f/caec18213f6a67852f6997fb0673ae08d2e93d1b81573edb93ba4ef06970/pip-22.1.2-py3-none-any.whl
Installing collected packages: pip
  Found existing installation: pip 19.3.1
    Uninstalling pip-19.3.1:
      Successfully uninstalled pip-19.3.1
Successfully installed pip-22.1.2
(venv) [[email protected] ~]$ pip3.8 install boto3
Collecting boto3
  Downloading boto3-1.24.27-py3-none-any.whl (132 kB)
     ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ 132.5/132.5 kB 392.0 kB/s eta 0:00:00
Collecting botocore<1.28.0,>=1.27.27
  Downloading botocore-1.27.27-py3-none-any.whl (9.0 MB)
     ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ 9.0/9.0 MB 2.7 MB/s eta 0:00:00
Collecting jmespath<2.0.0,>=0.7.1
  Downloading jmespath-1.0.1-py3-none-any.whl (20 kB)
Collecting s3transfer<0.7.0,>=0.6.0
  Downloading s3transfer-0.6.0-py3-none-any.whl (79 kB)
     ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ 79.6/79.6 kB 3.3 MB/s eta 0:00:00
Collecting python-dateutil<3.0.0,>=2.1
  Downloading python_dateutil-2.8.2-py2.py3-none-any.whl (247 kB)
     ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ 247.7/247.7 kB 4.0 MB/s eta 0:00:00
Collecting urllib3<1.27,>=1.25.4
  Downloading urllib3-1.26.10-py2.py3-none-any.whl (139 kB)
     ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ 139.2/139.2 kB 3.8 MB/s eta 0:00:00
Collecting six>=1.5
  Using cached six-1.16.0-py2.py3-none-any.whl (11 kB)
Installing collected packages: urllib3, six, jmespath, python-dateutil, botocore, s3transfer, boto3
Successfully installed boto3-1.24.27 botocore-1.27.27 jmespath-1.0.1 python-dateutil-2.8.2 s3transfer-0.6.0 six-1.16.0 urllib3-1.26.10
(venv) [[email protected] ~]$ pip3.8 list | grep boto
boto3           1.24.27
botocore        1.27.27
(venv) [[email protected] ~]$ pip3.8 freeze > requirements.txt
(venv) [[email protected] ~]$ deactivate
[[email protected] ~]$ source venv/bin/activate
(venv) [[email protected] ~]$ pip list
Package         Version
--------------- -------
boto3           1.24.27
botocore        1.27.27
jmespath        1.0.1
pip             22.1.2
python-dateutil 2.8.2
s3transfer      0.6.0
setuptools      41.6.0
six             1.16.0
urllib3         1.26.10
(venv) [[email protected] ~]$ ansible-galaxy collection install amazon.aws
Starting galaxy collection install process
Process install dependency map
Starting collection install process
Downloading https://galaxy.ansible.com/download/amazon-aws-4.0.0.tar.gz to /home/devops/.ansible/tmp/ansible-local-5083_hekoyln/tmpawwwduwa/amazon-aws-4.0.0-_wa4znqr
Installing 'amazon.aws:4.0.0' to '/home/devops/.ansible/collections/ansible_collections/amazon/aws'
amazon.aws:4.0.0 was installed successfully
(venv) [[email protected] ~]$ ansible-galaxy collection list amazon.aws
# /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ansible_collections
Collection Version
---------- -------
amazon.aws 2.1.0
# /home/devops/.ansible/collections/ansible_collections
Collection Version
---------- -------
amazon.aws 4.0.0  
(venv) [[email protected] ~]$
boto3==1.24.27
botocore==1.27.27
jmespath==1.0.1
python-dateutil==2.8.2
s3transfer==0.6.0
six==1.16.0
urllib3==1.26.10

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