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Extendable Python module for ansible EC2 inventories

Project description

This Python module is based on the original Ansible EC2 inventory script that is linked in the Ansible docs.

The Python module in this repo fixes a few issues by being

  • installable via pip / PyPi: no need to place code from the Ansible repo in your inventory.

  • extendable for your needs: the class Ec2Inventory can be used as a base class for customizations.


pip install ansible-ec2-inventory


As a script

ansible-ec2-inventory --config ec2.ini

Note: if you want to provide a boto profile, prefix the command with AWS_PROFILE=myprofile.

As a Python module


from ansible_ec2_inventory import Ec2Inventory
import json

def main():
    # get path of ec2.ini
    path = os.path.dirname(os.path.realpath(__file__))

    # get inventory
    ec2inventory = Ec2Inventory(configfile=path + '/ec2.ini')
    data = ec2inventory.get_inventory()

    # print json
    print(json.dumps(data, sort_keys=True, indent=2))

if __name__ == '__main__':

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