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AWS EC2 inventory generator for Ansible

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# ec2ansible: EC2 inventory generator for Ansible

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`ec2ansible` is a cli tool written in Python (2.7+) for generating realtime AWS EC2 inventory for [Ansible](

There is an [official script]( doing the similar thing. But usually when we are provisioning a server, we only care about its **role**, eg. web server, database server, proxy server, etc, instead of its availability zone, AMI ID, nor instance type. `ec2ansible` groups your EC2 servers into Ansible inventory hierarchically based on the `Role` tag associated with them.

## Use Case
Asumming we have two main types of servers in the us-east-1 region: web servers and worker servers. And we have totally 5 servers as follow:
- Apache
- Nginx reverse proxy
- HAProxy reverse proxy
- Gearman worker
- Celery worker

Firstly we will add a `Role` tag for each of them with the following values:
- web_apache
- web_proxy_nginx
- web_proxy_haproxy
- worker_gearman
- worker_celery

Here is a sample grouping generated by `ec2ansible`:

use1 (us-east-1)
└─── web
│ web_apache
└─── web_proxy
│ web_proxy_nginx
│ web_proxy_haproxy
└─── worker
│ worker_gearman
│ worker_celery

## Installation
`ec2ansible` is available via [pypi]( and can be installed with easy_install or [pip](
pip install ec2ansible

## Usage
1. Save [ec2ansible-sample.ini](/hehachris/ec2ansible/blob/master/ec2ansible-sample.ini) to `~/.ec2ansible` and modify it if needed
2. Specify `/usr/local/bin/ec2ansible` as the inventory for Ansible

ansible web_apache -i /usr/local/bin/ec2ansible -u ec2-user -m ping
or set in `ansible.cfg`
hostfile = /usr/local/bin/ec2ansible
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