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Download and Use Ansible Galaxy Collection - ansible-galaxy and requirements.yml

How to Download and use the Ansible Collection re-using Ansible artifacts (tasks, variables, defaults, handlers, modules, and plugins) published in Ansible Galaxy directory.

How to Download and Use Ansible Galaxy Role with ansible-galaxy and requirements.yml? I’m going to show you a live demo with some simple Ansible code. I’m Luca Berton and welcome to today’s episode of Ansible Pilot.

What is an Ansible Collection?

An Ansible Collection is a distribution format for Ansible content. It solves one problem and contains all the relevant contains the package and distributes playbooks, roles, modules, and plugins. For Users, the Ansible Collection is easy to download and share via Ansible Galaxy. For Developers the Ansible Collection is easy to upload and share via Ansible Galaxy. Plus an Ansible Collection has a defined standard directory structure and format.

What is Ansible Galaxy?

The website is available at the URL The search engine, Tags, and Platform make it easy to find any content inside. I recommend you carefully evaluate the quality of content before using it in your system. Quality indicators are usually the quality assurance of code, the supported operating systems and platforms, the documentation, the release numbers, the presence of Changelog, the number of downloads, and the author or creator. Please notice that the website contains Ansible Roles and Ansible Collections. Today we’re focusing on Ansible Role content.


Let’s jump into a real-life How to Download and Use the Ansible Galaxy Collection


- name: win_ping module demo
  hosts: all
  become: false
  gather_facts: false
    - name: test connection

  - name:

download execution

$ ansible-galaxy install -r galaxy/collection/requirements.yml
Starting galaxy collection install process
Process install dependency map
Starting collection install process
Downloading to /Users/lberton/.ansible/tmp/ansible-local-7011bzsrggn6/tmpjuw0c98f/ansible-windows-1.9.0-xt4y9ih0
Installing '' to '/Users/lberton/.ansible/collections/ansible_collections/ansible/windows' was installed successfully

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