Upcoming: Ansible for Solaris 11 (X86)

  • Posted on: 11 October 2017
  • By: tomww

Update: Ansible package Solaris 11 (X86) is now ready! (20171011)

Hi all,
just dropping you a note about ansible. It may not yet propperly work in the revision it is in the localhosts11 repository.

I'm compiling on bare Solaris 11.3 without any SRU, so there is a slight inconvenience coming in with that:
The dependency on python/ipaddress module which is fetched from the Solaris 12 set of packages. This is not intended, so I'll preparing right now a SFE package python/ipaddress that is with content for Solaris 11.3 before SRU14 and has an automatic uninstall once you upgrade your Solaris 11.3 to SRU14 and later (that has a clean python/ipaddress modules available).

So please stay tuned until SFE package python/ipaddress is available. I'll then update the dependencies in package ansible.

You may want to test ansible once it is finished? Ideally you would already have at least some basic ansible skills, so you could tell me (as an ansible beginner) that the implementation is propperly working.

Please drop me a note if you are an ansible user. You could as well go the easy way and only suggest one or two simple playbooks I could test.


First post: 20171009


Dear users,
I believe the ansible package for Solaris 11.3 is now ready. Please test the package and drop me a note if it works for you.
You find instructions to configure the IPS publisher here: http://sfe.opencsw.org/quickrepolinks
And installing ansible is as easy as:
pfexec pkg install ansible

Thanks for testing and thanks for using and talking about SFE!


UPDATE: 20171108 - there is an issue with ansible not collecting all facts. See this github issue for details (can you help?): https://github.com/ansible/ansible/issues/31049#issuecomment-342814602 - Missing facts on Solaris 11.3 (x86) with Ansible 2.4 · Issue #31049 · ansible/ansible