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Ansible Container empowers you to orchestrate, build, run, and ship Docker images built from Ansible playbooks.

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# Ansible Container

Ansible Container is a tool for building Docker images and orchestrating containers using Ansible playbooks.

## How it works

Use Ansible Container to manage the container lifecycle from development, through testing, to production:

  • ansible-container init

    Creates a directory ansible with files to get you started. Read the comments, and edit to suit your needs.

  • ansible-container install

    Downloads Ansible-Container-ready roles from [Ansible Galaxy](, and installs them in your project.

  • ansible-container build

    Creates images from your Ansible playbooks.

  • ansible-container run

    Launches the containers specified in the orchestration document, container.yml, for testing the built images. The format of container.yml is nearly identical to Docker Compose.

  • ansible-container push

    Pushes the project’s container images to a registry of your choice.

  • ansible-container shipit

    Generates a playbook and role capable of deploying the project on a supported cloud provider.

## Installing

Install using pip, the Python package manager:

$ sudo pip install ansible-container

Or, to install without root privileges, use [virtualenv]( to first create a Python sandbox:

$ virtualenv ansible-container $ source ansible-container/bin/activate $ pip install ansible-container

For more details, prerequisite, and instructions on installing the latest development release, please view our [Installation Guide](

## Getting started

For examples and a quick tour of Ansible Container visit [Getting Started]( at our docs site.

Visit the [Ansible Container Demo]( for a complete walk-through of managing an application from development through cloud deployment.

## Get Involved

## Branch Information

  • The develop branch is the release actively under development.
  • The master branch corresponds to the latest stable release available at [PyPi](
  • Submit pull requests for bug fixes and new features to develop.
  • View [the roadmap](./ROADMAP.rst) for a list of features currently under development.
  • Contributors welcome! Get started by reviewing [](./

## Authors

View [AUTHORS](./AUTHORS) for a list contributors to Ansible Container. Thanks everyone!

Ansible Container is an [Ansible by Red Hat]( sponsored project.

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