Steps to install Ansible on RHEL 6 or CentOS 6.

Today in this post, we will see a very useful and quick tip how to install ansible on RHEL 6 or CentOS 6.

Lets have a look step by step.

1. Configure the repository.

[root@ngelinux001 yum.repos.d]# pwd
/etc/yum.repos.d
[root@ngelinux001 yum.repos.d]# cat epel.repo
[epel]
name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch
baseurl=http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/epel/6/x86_64/
#mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-6&arch=$basearch
failovermethod=priority
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

 

2. Now install the ansible with new repo.

[root@ngelinux001 yum.repos.d]# yum install ansible
Loaded plugins: aliases, changelog, downloadonly, kabi, presto, product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager,
              : tmprepo, verify, versionlock
This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.
Loading support for Red Hat kernel ABI
epel                                                                                                     | 4.7 kB     00:00
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package ansible.noarch 0:2.6.20-1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: PyYAML for package: ansible-2.6.20-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: python-crypto2.6 for package: ansible-2.6.20-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: python-httplib2 for package: ansible-2.6.20-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: python-jinja2-26 for package: ansible-2.6.20-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: python-keyczar for package: ansible-2.6.20-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: python-six for package: ansible-2.6.20-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: sshpass for package: ansible-2.6.20-1.el6.noarch
--> Running transaction check
---> Package PyYAML.x86_64 0:3.10-3.1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libyaml-0.so.2()(64bit) for package: PyYAML-3.10-3.1.el6.x86_64
---> Package python-crypto2.6.x86_64 0:2.6.1-2.el6 will be installed
---> Package python-httplib2.noarch 0:0.18.1-1.el6 will be installed
---> Package python-jinja2-26.noarch 0:2.6-3.el6 will be installed
---> Package python-keyczar.noarch 0:0.71c-1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: python-pyasn1 for package: python-keyczar-0.71c-1.el6.noarch
---> Package python-six.noarch 0:1.9.0-2.el6 will be installed
---> Package sshpass.x86_64 0:1.06-1.el6 will be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libyaml.x86_64 0:0.1.3-4.el6_6 will be installed
---> Package python-pyasn1.noarch 0:0.0.12a-1.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

================================================================================================================================
 Package                             Arch                      Version                            Repository               Size
================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 ansible                             noarch                    2.6.20-1.el6                       epel                     10 M
Installing for dependencies:
 PyYAML                              x86_64                    3.10-3.1.el6                       base                    157 k
 libyaml                             x86_64                    0.1.3-4.el6_6                      base                     52 k
 python-crypto2.6                    x86_64                    2.6.1-2.el6                        epel                    513 k
 python-httplib2                     noarch                    0.18.1-1.el6                       epel                    121 k
 python-jinja2-26                    noarch                    2.6-3.el6                          epel                    527 k
 python-keyczar                      noarch                    0.71c-1.el6                        epel                    219 k
 python-pyasn1                       noarch                    0.0.12a-1.el6                      base                     70 k
 python-six                          noarch                    1.9.0-2.el6                        base                     28 k
 sshpass                             x86_64                    1.06-1.el6                         epel                     20 k

Transaction Summary
================================================================================================================================
Install      10 Package(s)

Total size: 12 M
Installed size: 59 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum.
  Installing : python-httplib2-0.18.1-1.el6.noarch                                                                         1/10
  Installing : python-crypto2.6-2.6.1-2.el6.x86_64                                                                         2/10
  Installing : python-jinja2-26-2.6-3.el6.noarch                                                                           3/10
  Installing : python-pyasn1-0.0.12a-1.el6.noarch                                                                          4/10
  Installing : python-keyczar-0.71c-1.el6.noarch                                                                           5/10
  Installing : libyaml-0.1.3-4.el6_6.x86_64                                                                                6/10
  Installing : PyYAML-3.10-3.1.el6.x86_64                                                                                  7/10
  Installing : sshpass-1.06-1.el6.x86_64                                                                                   8/10
  Installing : python-six-1.9.0-2.el6.noarch                                                                               9/10
  Installing : ansible-2.6.20-1.el6.noarch                                                                                10/10
  Verifying  : PyYAML-3.10-3.1.el6.x86_64                                                                                  1/10
  Verifying  : python-six-1.9.0-2.el6.noarch                                                                               2/10
  Verifying  : sshpass-1.06-1.el6.x86_64                                                                                   3/10
  Verifying  : python-keyczar-0.71c-1.el6.noarch                                                                           4/10
  Verifying  : libyaml-0.1.3-4.el6_6.x86_64                                                                                5/10
  Verifying  : python-pyasn1-0.0.12a-1.el6.noarch                                                                          6/10
  Verifying  : ansible-2.6.20-1.el6.noarch                                                                                 7/10
  Verifying  : python-jinja2-26-2.6-3.el6.noarch                                                                           8/10
  Verifying  : python-crypto2.6-2.6.1-2.el6.x86_64                                                                         9/10
  Verifying  : python-httplib2-0.18.1-1.el6.noarch                                                                        10/10

Installed:
  ansible.noarch 0:2.6.20-1.el6

Dependency Installed:
  PyYAML.x86_64 0:3.10-3.1.el6               libyaml.x86_64 0:0.1.3-4.el6_6           python-crypto2.6.x86_64 0:2.6.1-2.el6
  python-httplib2.noarch 0:0.18.1-1.el6      python-jinja2-26.noarch 0:2.6-3.el6      python-keyczar.noarch 0:0.71c-1.el6
  python-pyasn1.noarch 0:0.0.12a-1.el6       python-six.noarch 0:1.9.0-2.el6          sshpass.x86_64 0:1.06-1.el6

Complete!
[root@ngelinux001 yum.repos.d]# 

Now we have installed the ansible package on the system.

And now we can use it to automate the tasks.

The point to note here is the repository contents, its a new path in archive directory as the contents are now moved over there.

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