A command line tool to create a graph representing your Ansible playbook tasks and roles
Ansible Playbook Grapher
ansible-playbook-grapher is a command line tool to create a graph representing your Ansible playbook tasks and roles. The aim of this project is to quickly have an overview of your playbook.
Inspired by Ansible Inventory Grapher.
Ansible >= 2.8: The script has not been tested with an earlier version of Ansible, some features may not work. If you still use an older version of Ansible, create an virtual environment and install ansible-playbook-grapher.
pip installwill install a version of Ansible >= 2.8
graphviz: The tool used to generate the graph in SVG.
$ sudo apt-get install graphviz # or yum install or brew install
$ pip install ansible-playbook-grapher
$ ansible-playbook-grapher tests/fixtures/example.png
$ ansible-playbook-grapher --include-role-tasks examples/example_with_roles.yml
Some options are available:
$ ansible-playbook-grapher --help Usage: ansible-playbook-grapher [options] playbook.yml Make graph from your Playbook. Options: --ask-vault-pass ask for vault password -e EXTRA_VARS, --extra-vars=EXTRA_VARS set additional variables as key=value or YAML/JSON, if filename prepend with @ -h, --help show this help message and exit --include-role-tasks Include the tasks of the role in the graph. -i INVENTORY, --inventory=INVENTORY specify inventory host path (default=[%s]) or comma separated host list. --new-vault-id=NEW_VAULT_ID the new vault identity to use for rekey --new-vault-password-file=NEW_VAULT_PASSWORD_FILES new vault password file for rekey -o OUTPUT_FILE_NAME, --ouput-file-name=OUTPUT_FILE_NAME Output filename without the '.svg' extension. Default: <playbook>.svg -s, --save-dot-file Save the dot file used to generate the graph. --skip-tags=SKIP_TAGS only run plays and tasks whose tags do not match these values -t TAGS, --tags=TAGS only run plays and tasks tagged with these values --vault-id=VAULT_IDS the vault identity to use --vault-password-file=VAULT_PASSWORD_FILES vault password file -v, --verbose verbose mode (-vvv for more, -vvvv to enable connection debugging) --version show program's version number and exit
Contributions are welcome. Feel free to contribute by creating an issue or submitting a PR :smiley:
To setup a new development environment:
- Install graphviz
sudo apt-get install graphviz # or yum install or brew install graphviz
- pip install -r requirements.txt
Run the tests with:
$ make test
- Graphviz : properly rank the edge of the graph to represent the order of the execution of the tasks and roles
- Graphviz : find a way to avoid or reduce edges overlapping
- Refactor the graph representation
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