Now I did find by adding the path to ntpq it resolved the issue, just not 
sure why I needed to on that one host when 2 identical hosts dont require 
the path to be sourced. 

On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10:04:32 AM UTC-5, Alan Harkleroad wrote:
> I setup a simple alias for my boss since he likes to run NTP queries for 
> our rack system. One of my server wont return a ntpq -pn remotely but will 
> execute it locally. Not sure why. Comes back with command not found rc=127, 
> similar servers with the same OS Baseline have no issue. Just curious why 
> this might be happening. 
> ansible -m shell -a "ntpq -pn" 'servers-linux'
> In my [servers-linux] inventory group is a mixed topology of 32 and 64 bit 
> systems, all running CentOS or RHEL, 6.9 or 7.4. 
> Now if I run ansible -m -a "ntpstat" 'servers-linux' that same host 
> returns a response instead of error code. 
> Any help is appreciated as to why this might be happening. 

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