Hi Nirav,

This is a tough nut to crack. Which version of Ansible are you using?

Which region is it specifically that is failing? Or is it just any region 
that is specified over 'any' region?

Alex

On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 3:43:38 AM UTC-7, Nirav Radia wrote:
>
> Hi Alex,
>
> Replacing availability zone in ec2.ini also gave me the same error:
>
> ERROR! The file inventory/ec2.py is marked as executable, but failed to 
> execute correctly. If this is not supposed to be an executable script, 
> correct this with `chmod -x inventory/ec2.py`.
> Inventory script (inventory/ec2.py) had an execution error: region name: 
> us-west-2a likely not supported, or AWS is down.  connection to region 
> failed.
> inventory/ec2.py:3: Error parsing host definition ''''': No closing 
> quotation
>
>
> Unsetting the environment variable and setting region in ec2.ini does not 
> help and gives the same Unreachable error. :(
>
> Thanks,
> Nirav
>
> On Thursday, 22 September 2016 15:51:27 UTC+5:30, Alexander H. Laughlin 
> wrote:
>
> Hi Nirav,
>
> Sorry about the lack of clarity in my suggestion. I was referring to your 
> ec2.ini, specifically:
>
>
> # AWS regions to make calls to. Set this to 'all' to make request to all 
> regions
> # in AWS and merge the results together. Alternatively, set this to a comma
> # separated list of regions. E.g. 'us-east-1,us-west-1,us-west-2'
> regions = all
> regions_exclude = us-gov-west-1,cn-north-1
>
> would become:
>
> # AWS regions to make calls to. Set this to 'all' to make request to all 
> regions
> # in AWS and merge the results together. Alternatively, set this to a comma
> # separated list of regions. E.g. 'us-east-1,us-west-1,us-west-2'
> regions = us-west-2a
> regions_exclude = us-gov-west-1,cn-north-1
>
>
> If you were using that particular availability zone. I'd be surprised if 
> that worked, however, what happens when you unset the environment variable 
> and set the region in the ec2.ini file? 
>
> Alex
>
>
> On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 12:51:19 AM UTC-7, Nirav Radia wrote:
>
> Hi Alex,
>
> 1) I am not sure I understood "placing the availability zone in the region 
> field instead of the region" correctly. Because when I exported 
> "us-west-2a" as AWS_DEFAULT_REGION (which my ec2.py is using to filter 
> region), it gave me error like this:
>
> ERROR! The file inventory/ec2.py is marked as executable, but failed to 
> execute correctly. If this is not supposed to be an executable script, 
> correct this with `chmod -x inventory/ec2.py`.
> Inventory script (inventory/ec2.py) had an execution error: region name: 
> us-west-2a likely not supported, or AWS is down.  connection to region 
> failed.
> inventory/ec2.py:3: Error parsing host definition ''''': No closing 
> quotation
>
>
> Let me know where can I place AZ instead of region.
>
> 2) Yes, I tried executing 
> ./inventory/ec2.py --refresh-cache
> between instance creation playbook and ping command, but with no luck ! 
> And IMHO it doesn't matter to refresh cache as I have "*cache_max_age = 0*" 
> in ec2.ini. (Correct me if I am wrong.)
>
> For the first time when I ping *doesn't succeed*, verbose and console 
> output is:
>
> [Private_IP1 and Private_IP2 are the instances already running and 
> matching the filter in ec2.py, *Private_IP3* is the IP of the instance 
> just launched and waited for port 22 successfully]
>
> Using /etc/ansible/ansible.cfg as config file
> Loaded callback minimal of type stdout, v2.0
> <Private_IP1> ESTABLISH SSH CONNECTION FOR USER: centos
> <Private_IP3> ESTABLISH SSH CONNECTION FOR USER: centos
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP3> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP3> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP1> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP1> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP1> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: EXEC ssh -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r Private_IP3 
> '/bin/sh -c '"'"'( umask 77 && mkdir -p "` echo 
> $HOME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-147953530428586 `" && echo 
> ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-147953530428586="` echo 
> $HOME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-147953530428586 `" ) && sleep 
> 0'"'"''
> <Private_IP1> SSH: EXEC ssh -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r Private_IP1 
> '/bin/sh -c '"'"'( umask 77 && mkdir -p "` echo 
> $HOME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-242806970585719 `" && echo 
> ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-242806970585719="` echo 
> $HOME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-242806970585719 `" ) && sleep 
> 0'"'"''
> <Private_IP2> ESTABLISH SSH CONNECTION FOR USER: centos
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP2> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP2> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: EXEC ssh -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r Private_IP2 
> '/bin/sh -c '"'"'( umask 77 && mkdir -p "` echo 
> $HOME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-96061508357666 `" && echo 
> ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-96061508357666="` echo 
> $HOME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-96061508357666 `" ) && sleep 
> 0'"'"''
> <Private_IP1> PUT /tmp/tmplSwpxr TO 
> /home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-242806970585719/ping
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP1> SSH: PlayContext set sftp_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP1> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: EXEC sftp -b - -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r '[Private_IP1]'
> <Private_IP2> PUT /tmp/tmptkiK31 TO 
> /home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-96061508357666/ping
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP2> SSH: PlayContext set sftp_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP2> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: EXEC sftp -b - -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r '[Private_IP2]'
> <Private_IP1> ESTABLISH SSH CONNECTION FOR USER: centos
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP1> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP1> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: EXEC ssh -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r -tt Private_IP1 
> '/bin/sh -c '"'"'LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 
> LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 /usr/bin/python 
> /home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-242806970585719/ping; 
> rm -rf 
> "/home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-242806970585719/" > 
> /dev/null 2>&1 && sleep 0'"'"''
> <Private_IP2> ESTABLISH SSH CONNECTION FOR USER: centos
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP2> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP2> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: EXEC ssh -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r -tt Private_IP2 
> '/bin/sh -c '"'"'LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 
> LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 /usr/bin/python 
> /home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-96061508357666/ping; rm 
> -rf "/home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528176.32-96061508357666/" > 
> /dev/null 2>&1 && sleep 0'"'"''
> Private_IP1 | SUCCESS => {
>     "changed": false,
>     "invocation": {
>         "module_args": {
>             "data": null
>         },
>         "module_name": "ping"
>     },
>     "ping": "pong"
> }
> Private_IP2 | SUCCESS => {
>     "changed": false,
>     "invocation": {
>         "module_args": {
>             "data": null
>         },
>         "module_name": "ping"
>     },
>     "ping": "pong"
> }
> Private_IP3 | UNREACHABLE! => {
>     "changed": false,
>     "msg": "Failed to connect to the host via ssh.",
>     "unreachable": true
> }
>
>
> On the second time (after half a min max) when it *succeeds*, the logs 
> are: 
>
> Using /etc/ansible/ansible.cfg as config file
> Loaded callback minimal of type stdout, v2.0
> <Private_IP3> ESTABLISH SSH CONNECTION FOR USER: centos
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP1> ESTABLISH SSH CONNECTION FOR USER: centos
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP3> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP3> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP1> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP1> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: EXEC ssh -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r Private_IP1 
> '/bin/sh -c '"'"'( umask 77 && mkdir -p "` echo 
> $HOME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-42038548997439 `" && echo 
> ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-42038548997439="` echo 
> $HOME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-42038548997439 `" ) && sleep 
> 0'"'"''
> <Private_IP3> SSH: EXEC ssh -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r Private_IP3 
> '/bin/sh -c '"'"'( umask 77 && mkdir -p "` echo 
> $HOME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-11790883317121 `" && echo 
> ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-11790883317121="` echo 
> $HOME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-11790883317121 `" ) && sleep 
> 0'"'"''
> <Private_IP2> ESTABLISH SSH CONNECTION FOR USER: centos
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP2> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP2> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: EXEC ssh -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r Private_IP2 
> '/bin/sh -c '"'"'( umask 77 && mkdir -p "` echo 
> $HOME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-115245318606115 `" && echo 
> ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-115245318606115="` echo 
> $HOME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-115245318606115 `" ) && sleep 
> 0'"'"''
> <Private_IP1> PUT /tmp/tmpIzmsRg TO 
> /home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-42038548997439/ping
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP1> SSH: PlayContext set sftp_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP1> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: EXEC sftp -b - -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r '[Private_IP1]'
> <Private_IP2> PUT /tmp/tmppBD_UL TO 
> /home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-115245318606115/ping
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP2> SSH: PlayContext set sftp_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP2> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: EXEC sftp -b - -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r '[Private_IP2]'
> <Private_IP1> ESTABLISH SSH CONNECTION FOR USER: centos
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP1> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP1> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP1> SSH: EXEC ssh -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r -tt Private_IP1 
> '/bin/sh -c '"'"'LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 
> LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 /usr/bin/python 
> /home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-42038548997439/ping; rm 
> -rf "/home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-42038548997439/" > 
> /dev/null 2>&1 && sleep 0'"'"''
> <Private_IP2> ESTABLISH SSH CONNECTION FOR USER: centos
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP2> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP2> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP2> SSH: EXEC ssh -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r -tt Private_IP2 
> '/bin/sh -c '"'"'LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 
> LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 /usr/bin/python 
> /home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-115245318606115/ping; 
> rm -rf 
> "/home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-115245318606115/" > 
> /dev/null 2>&1 && sleep 0'"'"''
> Private_IP1 | SUCCESS => {
>     "changed": false,
>     "invocation": {
>         "module_args": {
>             "data": null
>         },
>         "module_name": "ping"
>     },
>     "ping": "pong"
> }
> Private_IP2 | SUCCESS => {
>     "changed": false,
>     "invocation": {
>         "module_args": {
>             "data": null
>         },
>         "module_name": "ping"
>     },
>     "ping": "pong"
> }
> <Private_IP3> PUT /tmp/tmpQBmgof TO 
> /home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-11790883317121/ping
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP3> SSH: PlayContext set sftp_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP3> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: EXEC sftp -b - -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r '[Private_IP3]'
> <Private_IP3> ESTABLISH SSH CONNECTION FOR USER: centos
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ansible.cfg set ssh_args: 
> (-o)(ControlMaster=auto)(-o)(ControlPersist=60s)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING/host_key_checking disabled: 
> (-o)(StrictHostKeyChecking=no)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: 
> ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE/private_key_file/ansible_ssh_private_key_file set: 
> (-o)(IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem")
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ansible_password/ansible_ssh_pass not set: 
> (-o)(KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no)(-o)(PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey)(-o)(PasswordAuthentication=no)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER/remote_user/ansible_user/user/-u 
> set: (-o)(User=centos)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT/timeout set: (-o)(ConnectTimeout=10)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_common_args: ()
> <Private_IP3> SSH: PlayContext set ssh_extra_args: ()
> <Private_IP3> SSH: found only ControlPersist; added ControlPath: 
> (-o)(ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r)
> <Private_IP3> SSH: EXEC ssh -C -vvv -o ControlMaster=auto -o 
> ControlPersist=60s -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o 
> 'IdentityFile="/home/ubuntu/.ssh/MyKey.pem"' -o 
> KbdInteractiveAuthentication=no -o 
> PreferredAuthentications=gssapi-with-mic,gssapi-keyex,hostbased,publickey 
> -o PasswordAuthentication=no -o User=centos -o ConnectTimeout=10 -o 
> ControlPath=/home/ubuntu/.ansible/cp/ansible-ssh-%h-%p-%r -tt Private_IP3 
> '/bin/sh -c '"'"'LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 
> LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 /usr/bin/python 
> /home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-11790883317121/ping; rm 
> -rf "/home/centos/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1474528970.94-11790883317121/" > 
> /dev/null 2>&1 && sleep 0'"'"''
> Private_IP3 | SUCCESS => {
>     "changed": false,
>     "invocation": {
>         "module_args": {
>             "data": null
>         },
>         "module_name": "ping"
>     },
>     "ping": "pong"
> }
>
>
> Let me know if you find something.
>
> Thanks again,
> Nirav
>
>
>
> On Thursday, 22 September 2016 08:01:05 UTC+5:30, Alexander H. Laughlin 
> wrote:
>
> Hi Nirav,
>
> I have a vague recollection of at some point having had a similar issue 
> with dynamic inventory that was solved by placing the availability zone in 
> the region field instead of the region. My memory is far from a reliable 
> source of information so if you decide to give that a shot don't be 
> surprised if it doesn't work. 
>
> With that said, I just re-read your original post and your statement that 
> this is only a problem on the first run stuck out because the script uses 
> caching to avoid hitting the AWS api all the time. The related docs are 
> here:
>
>
> http://docs.ansible.com/ansible/intro_dynamic_inventory.html#example-aws-ec2-external-inventory-script
>
> Though I'm sure you've read through those several times already, the bit I 
> believe affects your specific situation is right at the bottom of that 
> section:
>
> Note that the AWS inventory script will cache results to avoid repeated 
> API calls, and this cache setting is configurable in ec2.ini. To explicitly 
> clear the cache, you can run the ec2.py script with the --refresh-cache
>  parameter:
>
> # ./ec2.py --refresh-cache
>
>
> Have you tried adding the `--refresh-cache` option to your first run of 
> the ec2.py script? If that works, then bully! but if it doesn't, would you 
> mind posting the related results from the first run of your playbook with 
> the error and then also the related portions of the second one where it 
> works?
>
> Thanks,
> Alex
>
>
> On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1:05:52 AM UTC-7, Nirav Radia wrote:
>
> Thanks @Alexander for your reply. Here is *ec2.ini*
>
>
> # Ansible EC2 external inventory script settings
> #
>
>
> [ec2]
>
>
> # to talk to a private eucalyptus instance uncomment these lines
> # and edit edit eucalyptus_host to be the host name of your cloud 
> controller
> #eucalyptus = True
> #eucalyptus_host = clc.cloud.domain.org
>
>
> # AWS regions to make calls to. Set this to 'all' to make request to all 
> regions
> # in AWS and merge the results together. Alternatively, set this to a comma
> # separated list of regions. E.g. 'us-east-1,us-west-1,us-west-2'
> regions = all
> regions_exclude = us-gov-west-1,cn-north-1
>
>
> # When generating inventory, Ansible needs to know how to address a server.
> # Each EC2 instance has a lot of variables associated with it. Here is the 
> list:
> #   
> http://docs.pythonboto.org/en/latest/ref/ec2.html#module-boto.ec2.instance
> # Below are 2 variables that are used as the address of a server:
> #   - destination_variable
> #   - vpc_destination_variable
>
>
> # This is the normal destination variable to use. If you are running 
> Ansible
> # from outside EC2, then 'public_dns_name' makes the most sense. If you are
> # running Ansible from within EC2, then perhaps you want to use the 
> internal
> # address, and should set this to 'private_dns_name'. The key of an EC2 tag
> # may optionally be used; however the boto instance variables hold 
> precedence
> # in the event of a collision.
> destination_variable = public_dns_name
>
>
> # For server inside a VPC, using DNS names may not make sense. When an 
> instance
> # has 'subnet_id' set, this variable is used. If the subnet is public, 
> setting
> # this to 'ip_address' will return the public IP address. For instances in 
> a
> # private subnet, this should be set to 'private_ip_address', and Ansible 
> must
> # be run from with EC2. The key of an EC2 tag may optionally be used; 
> however
> # the boto instance variables hold precedence in the event of a collision.
> vpc_destination_variable = private_ip_address
>
>
> # To tag instances on EC2 with the resource records that point to them from
> # Route53, uncomment and set 'route53' to True.
> route53 = False
>
>
> # To exclude RDS instances from the inventory, uncomment and set to False.
> rds = False
>
>
> # Additionally, you can specify the list of zones to exclude looking up in
> # 'route53_excluded_zones' as a comma-separated list.
> # route53_excluded_zones = samplezone1.com, samplezone2.com
>
>
> # By default, only EC2 instances in the 'running' state are returned. Set
> # 'all_instances' to True to return all instances regardless of state.
> all_instances = False
>
>
> # By default, only RDS instances in the 'available' state are returned. 
>  Set
> # 'all_rds_instances' to True return all RDS instances regardless of state.
> all_rds_instances = False
>
>
> # API calls to EC2 are slow. For this reason, we cache the results of an 
> API
> # call. Set this to the path you want cache files to be written to. Two 
> files
> # will be written to this directory:
> #   - ansible-ec2.cache
> #   - ansible-ec2.index
> cache_path = ~/.ansible/tmp
>
>
> # The number of seconds a cache file is considered valid. After this many
> # seconds, a new API call will be made, and the cache file will be updated.
> # To disable the cache, set this value to 0
> cache_max_age = 0
>
>
> # Organize groups into a nested/hierarchy instead of a flat namespace.
> nested_groups = False
>
>
> # The EC2 inventory output can become very large. To manage its size,
> # configure which groups should be created.
> group_by_instance_id = False
> group_by_region = True
> group_by_availability_zone = False
> group_by_ami_id = False
> group_by_instance_type = False
> group_by_key_pair = False
> group_by_vpc_id = False
> group_by_security_group = False
> group_by_tag_keys = True
> group_by_tag_none = False
> group_by_route53_names = False
> group_by_rds_engine = False
> group_by_rds_parameter_group = False
>
>
> # If you only want to include hosts that match a certain regular expression
> # pattern_include = stage-*
>
>
> # If you want to exclude any hosts that match a certain regular expression
> pattern_exclude = datafactory*
>
>
> # Instance filters can be used to control which instances are retrieved for
> # inventory. For the full list of possible filters, please read the EC2 API
> # docs: 
> http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/APIReference/ApiReference-query-DescribeInstances.html#query-DescribeInstances-filters
> # Filters are key/value pairs separated by '=', to list multiple filters 
> use
> # a list separated by commas. See examples below.
>
>
> # Retrieve only instances with (key=value) env=stage tag
> #instance_filters = tag:cmx_env=dev
>
>
> # Retrieve only instances with role=webservers OR role=dbservers tag
> # instance_filters = tag:role=webservers,tag:role=dbservers
>
>
> # Retrieve only t1.micro instances OR instances with tag env=stage
> # instance_filters = instance-type=t1.micro,tag:env=stage
>
>
> # You can use wildcards in filter values also. Below will list instances 
> which
> # tag Name value matches webservers1*
> # (ex. webservers15, webservers1a, webservers123 etc) 
> # instance_filters = tag:Name=webservers1*
>
>
> elasticache = False
> expand_csv_tags = True
>
>
> In my ec2.py file, I have modified the Regions section a little bit.
>
> ...
> # Regions
>         self.regions = []
>         configRegions = os.getenv('AWS_DEFAULT_REGION', config.get('ec2', 
> 'regions'))
>         configRegions_exclude = config.get('ec2', 'regions_exclude')
>         if (configRegions == 'all'):
>             if self.eucalyptus_host:
>                 
> self.regions.append(boto.connect_euca(host=self.eucalyptus_host).
>
> ...

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