Had to look up the documentation. Looks like it expects json output: http://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/dev_guide/developing_inventory.html
Sorry about that. I guess it's not a perfect fit for your use case (INI file in S3) On Feb 13, 2018 6:27 PM, "Archit Baweja" <arc...@waltznetworks.com> wrote: > Josiah, oh interesting. I tried it but I got an error "Failed to parse > /my/path/to/script with script plugin: .... Syntax error while loading > YAML". > > Does it expect YAML/JSON output? > > > On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 2:17:24 PM UTC-8, Josiah Niedrauer wrote: >> >> You shouldn't need a plugin for this. Use a script which downloads and >> prints the inventory to stdout as your inventory file. >> >> For example: >> ansible-playbook -i script.sh >> >> On Feb 13, 2018 3:33 PM, "Archit Baweja" <arc...@waltznetworks.com> >> wrote: >> >> Hey all, >> >> In my workflow at work, we us Ansible for managing dynamically >> provisioned Azure VMs after they're provisioned. Currently our provisioning >> scripts setup the Azure VMs, and then generate an ansible inventory file, >> which we store in AWS S3. This way, any of the operations folks who want to >> run post provisioning playbooks, they go download the inventory file from >> AWS S3, and then run the playbooks using the regular syntax >> `ansible-playbook a-playbook.yml -i path/to/downloaded/inventory/file`. >> >> We recently upgraded to Ansible 2.4, and was wondering, that given the >> new inventory plugin refactor, if it would be possible for me to write a >> plugin, that wraps the INI plugin, but does the automatic download of the >> inventory from the AWS S3 source. How would I go about doing it? >> Specifically... >> >> 1. Can I write my custom inventory plugin in my `lib/` directory, and >> Ansible will pick it up? Or is there another path where it looks for >> inventory plugins. >> 2. Is there any documentation on writing a custom plugin, including the >> interface of expected method calls and return values? >> 3. Bonus, does the current design allow me to "compose" (in the sense of >> functional programming) plugins over existing plugins? >> >> So for example in my case, I would just add a wrapper plugin class (or >> maybe a child class of the INI plugin), and add the logic to download the >> inventory file. Specifically something that would work with the command >> line `ansible-playbook my-playbook.yml -i s3://my-bucket/inventory/path`. >> >> Thanks in advance, >> Archit >> >> P.S. Note the basic idea I'm going for is not really an Inventory >> plugin,as much as writing an inventory lookup plugin. >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "Ansible Development" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to ansible-deve...@googlegroups.com. >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> >> >> -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Ansible Development" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to ansible-devel+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Ansible Development" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ansible-devel+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.