Design Principles

Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy and maintain. Automate everything from code deployment to network configuration to cloud management, in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems.
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Ansible is a radically simple IT automation system. It handles
configuration management, application deployment, cloud provisioning,
ad-hoc task execution, network automation, and multi-node orchestration. Ansible makes complex
changes like zero-downtime rolling updates with load balancers easy. More information on the Ansible website <>_.

Design Principles

Use Ansible

You can install a released version of Ansible with pip or a package manager. See our
installation guide <>_ for details on installing Ansible
on a variety of platforms.

Red Hat offers supported builds of Ansible Engine <>_.

Power users and developers can run the devel branch, which has the latest
features and fixes, directly. Although it is reasonably stable, you are more likely to encounter
breaking changes when running the devel branch. We recommend getting involved
in the Ansible community if you want to run the devel branch.

Get Involved

Coding Guidelines

We document our Coding Guidelines in the Developer Guide <>_. We particularly suggest you review:

Branch Info


Based on team and community feedback, an initial roadmap will be published for a major or minor version (ex: 2.7, 2.8).
The Ansible Roadmap page <>_ details what is planned and how to influence the roadmap.


Ansible was created by Michael DeHaan <>_
and has contributions from over 5000 users (and growing). Thanks everyone!

Ansible <> is sponsored by Red Hat, Inc.


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