Power IBM i collection for Ansible

The IBM i collection includes modules. action plugins, sample playbooks to automate tasks on IBM i.

Ansible is a radically simple IT automation system. It handles configuration management, application deployment, cloud provisioning, ad-hoc task execution, network automation, and multi-node orchestration. Ansible makes complex changes like zero-downtime rolling updates with load balancers easy.

IBM i systems can be managed nodes of Ansible. This project is to enrich IBM i support on Ansible, like providing more IBM i modules and examples to manage IBM i nodes.

Getting Started Articles

You may want to check out below articles first if you are new to Ansible for IBM i support.

https://developer.ibm.com/linuxonpower/2020/05/01/ansible-automation-for-ibm-power-systems/

https://ibm.github.io/cloud-i-blog/archivers/2020_0602_automate_your_ibm_i_tasks_with_ansible

Dependencies on IBM i node
  • 5733SC1 Base and Option 1

  • 5770DG1

  • python3

  • python3-itoolkit

  • python3-ibm_db

Features

The IBM i collection includes action plugins, modules, sample playbooks, and ansible-doc to automate tasks on IBM i.

License

Some portions of this collection are licensed under GNU General Public License, Version 3.0, and other portions of this collection are licensed under Apache License, Version 2.0.

See individual files for applicable licenses.

Author Information

This Ansible collection is maintained by IBM i development team.