Ansible Configuration Management Database

Generate host overview from ansible fact gathering output
Under GNU General Public License v3.0
By fboender

ansible frontend inventory cmdb overview

Ansible Configuration Management Database


Ansible-cmdb takes the output of Ansible's fact gathering and converts it into
a static HTML overview page (and other things) containing system configuration

It supports multiple types of output (html, csv, sql, etc) and extending
information gathered by Ansible with custom data. For each host it also shows
the groups, host variables, custom variables and machine-local facts.

HTML example output.


(Not all features are supported by all templates)

Getting started

Links to the full documentation can be found below, but here's a rough
indication of how Ansible-cmdb works to give you an idea:

  1. Install Ansible-cmdb from source, a release
    package or through pip: pip
    install ansible-cmdb

  2. Fetch your host's facts through ansible:

    $ mkdir out
    $ ansible -m setup --tree out/ all

  3. Generate the CMDB HTML with Ansible-cmdb:

    $ ansible-cmdb out/ > overview.html

  4. Open overview.html in your browser.

That's it! Please do read the full documentation on usage, as there are some
caveats to how you can use the generated HTML.


All documentation can be viewed at readthedocs.io.


Ansible-cmdb is licensed under the GPLv3:

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

For the full license, see the LICENSE file.