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Ansible Inventory implementation that uses Python syntax

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Ansible Inventory implementation that uses Python syntax


pip3 install pyventory


  • Modular inventory.
  • Assests inheritance using Python classes.
  • Support for multiple inheritance.
  • Support for mixins.
  • Support for vars templating using Python string formatting.
  • Python 3 (>=3.6) support.
  • Python 2 is not supported.


Create and make it executable.

A short example of the contents:

#!/usr/bin/env python3
from pyventory import Asset, ansible_inventory

class All(Asset):
    run_tests = False
    use_redis = False
    redis_host = 'localhost'
    minify = False
    version = 'develop'

class Staging(All):
    run_tests = True

staging = Staging()


Consider a more complex example which passes the following json output to Ansible.

Run Ansible playbook with the -i key:

ansible-playbook -i site.yml

Notice that you need to have your inventory package in PYTHONPATH.

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