Ansible – Installation

If you have root access to your box, you can utilize the following link in order to install Ansible. I would recommend Ansible 2.1 & later version if your goal is to utilize Ansible as a Network Automation tool.

Creating a Virtual Environment with Ansible:

If you don’t have root access to the bastion host that is used to access the network infrastructure, you can utilize ansible in virtual environment.

pip install --upgrade pip virtualenv virtualenvwrapper
virtualenv ansible2.1
source ansible2.1/bin/activate
pip install ansible==2.2.1

Whenever required, the virtual environment can be accessed using:
source ansible2.1/bin/activate

root@ansible:~$ source ansible2.1/bin/activate

(ansible2.1)root@ansible:~$ ansible --version
  config file = 
  configured module search path = Default w/o overrides

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