Thanks! that got me what I needed. I made this slight modification to the 
item piece and i'm good to go!

msg: "{{ hostvars[item].ansible_host }}"

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 5:30:55 PM UTC-5, flowerysong wrote:
> On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 4:02:57 PM UTC-5, Jason Gilfoil wrote:
>> We're migrating from a single load balancer pair for all systems 
>> (dev/test/qa/prod) to separate pairs for dev/test and qa/prod. As a result, 
>> my previous task to pull nodes from the pool on the load balancer will no 
>> longer suffice without some conditional logic. I have a partial solution, 
>> but it two issues. 
>> 1st Issue
>> In the following code i'm attempting to make it so that if the server is 
>> in the test inventory group, it uses the dev-test f5 pair and if it's not, 
>> use the qa-prod f5 pair. The first issue is that it loops over all 
>> combinations so the task would essentially execute twice for each f5 
>> target. 
>> 2nd Issue
>> The second problem is that i need to expand the conditional to allow 
>> multiple statements. 
>> I need to find a way to expand this line:
>>       msg: "{{ (inventory_hostname in groups['test']) | 
>> ternary(hostvars[item[0]].ansible_host,hostvars[item[1]].ansible_host) }}"
>> into
>>       msg: "{{ (inventory_hostname in groups['test'] OR inventory_hostname 
>> in groups['dev']) | 
>> ternary(hostvars[item[0]].ansible_host,hostvars[item[1]].ansible_host) }}"
>  I'm not entirely sure of your constraints, but it seems like you would 
> want something more like 
> rather than a nested loop.

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