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ARA Records Ansible

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ARA Records Ansible

ARA Records Ansible playbooks and makes them easier to understand and troubleshoot.


ARA saves playbook results to a local or remote database by using an Ansible callback plugin and provides an API to integrate this data in tools and interfaces.

This project provides ARA’s Ansible plugins, the REST API server as well as simple built-in web interfaces to browse the recorded data.

A stateless javascript client interface is provided by a different project, ara-web.


Here’s how you can get started from scratch with sane defaults with python>=3.5:

# Install ARA and Ansible for the current user
python3 -m pip install --user ansible "ara[server]"

# Tell Ansible to use the ARA callback plugin
export ANSIBLE_CALLBACK_PLUGINS="$(python3 -m ara.setup.callback_plugins)"

# Run your playbook
ansible-playbook playbook.yml

If nothing went wrong, your playbook data should have been saved in a local database at ~/.ara/server/ansible.sqlite.

You can take a look at the recorded data by running ara-manage runserver and pointing your browser at

That’s it !

Live demos

You can find live demos deployed by the built-in ara_api and ara_web Ansible roles at and


Documentation for installing, configuring, running and using ARA is available on

Community and getting help


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