Posted by: terryhowe | May 2, 2016

Ansible 2.0 Action Plugins

Ansible action plugins are by far the most arcane plugins.  Finding documentation on 1.x plugins is hard enough to find and 2.0 is even more difficult.  When I tried to write my first 2.x action plugin, I got:

Unexpected Exception: No module named runner.return_data

A sample Ansible 2.0 action plugin does not use the runner return_data, it derives off ActionBase:

from ansible.plugins.action import ActionBase

class ActionModule(ActionBase):

    def run(self, tmp=None, task_vars=None):

        if task_vars is None:
            task_vars = dict()
        result = super(ActionModule, self).run(tmp, task_vars)
        result['msg'] = 'woot'
        return result



  1. […] posted yesterday about Action Plugins for Ansible 2.0 and I’d like to expand on that a little with the associated sample Ansible 2.0 module. […]

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