How to run Ansible-Playbook in the localhost

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Hi Guys,

I am new in Ansible. I want to run one playbook in my controller node means local system. How can I do that?

Aug 11, 2020 in Ansible by akhtar
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Hi@akhtar,

To run any playbook in the local system, you don't have to create an inventory file. You need to write localhost in the hosts section in your playbook or pass localhost in the command line as shown below.

[root@localhost ~]# ansible localhost -m command -a date
localhost | CHANGED | rc=0 >>
Mon Aug 10 22:57:24 IST 2020

answered Aug 11, 2020 by MD
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