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Ansible inventory to dynamic inventory JSON output, accepts all inventory input formats
import sys
import json
from ansible.parsing.dataloader import DataLoader
try:
from ansible.inventory.manager import InventoryManager
A24 = True
except ImportError:
from ansible.vars import VariableManager
from ansible.inventory import Inventory
A24 = False
loader = DataLoader()
if A24:
inventory = InventoryManager(loader, [sys.argv[1]])
inventory.parse_sources()
else:
variable_manager = VariableManager()
inventory = Inventory(loader, variable_manager, sys.argv[1])
inventory.parse_inventory(inventory.host_list)
out = {'_meta': {'hostvars': {}}}
for group in inventory.groups.values():
out[group.name] = {
'hosts': [h.name for h in group.hosts],
'vars': group.vars,
'children': [c.name for c in group.child_groups]
}
for host in inventory.get_hosts():
out['_meta']['hostvars'][host.name] = host.vars
print(json.dumps(out, indent=4, sort_keys=True))
$ python inventory2json.py ansible/test/integration/inventory
{
"_meta": {
"hostvars": {
"facthost0": {
"ansible_connection": "local",
"ansible_host": "1270.0.0.1"
},
"facthost1": {
"ansible_connection": "local",
"ansible_host": "1270.0.0.1"
},
"facthost2": {
"ansible_connection": "local",
"ansible_host": "1270.0.0.1"
},
"facthost3": {
"ansible_connection": "local",
"ansible_host": "1270.0.0.1"
},
"facthost4": {
"ansible_connection": "local",
"ansible_host": "1270.0.0.1"
},
"facthost5": {
"ansible_connection": "local",
"ansible_host": "1270.0.0.1"
},
"facthost6": {
"ansible_connection": "local",
"ansible_host": "1270.0.0.1"
},
"facthost7": {
"ansible_connection": "local",
"ansible_host": "1270.0.0.1"
},
"facthost8": {
"ansible_connection": "local",
"ansible_host": "1270.0.0.1"
},
"invenoverride": {
"ansible_connection": "local",
"ansible_ssh_host": "127.0.0.1"
},
"localhost": {
"ansible_connection": "local",
"ansible_ssh_host": "127.0.0.1"
},
"testhost": {
"a": 1,
"ansible_connection": "local",
"ansible_ssh_host": "127.0.0.1",
"b": 2,
"c": 3,
"d": 4,
"defaults_file_var_role3": "overridden from inventory",
"role_var_beats_inventory": "should_not_see_this",
"test_hash": {
"host_vars_testhost": "this is in host_vars/testhost"
}
},
"testhost2": {
"ansible_connection": "local",
"ansible_ssh_host": "127.0.0.1"
},
"testhost3": {
"ansible_ssh_host": "127.0.0.3"
},
"testhost4": {
"ansible_ssh_host": "127.0.0.4"
}
}
},
"all": {
"children": [
"ungrouped",
"inven_overridehosts",
"arbitrary_grandparent",
"amazon"
],
"hosts": [],
"vars": {
"a": 999,
"b": 998,
"c": 997,
"d": 996,
"dos": 2,
"etest": "from group_vars",
"extra_var_override": "FROM_INVENTORY",
"inven_var": "inventory_var",
"inventory_beats_default": "narf",
"test_bare": true,
"test_bare_nested_bad": "{{test_bare_var}} == 321",
"test_bare_nested_good": "{{test_bare_var}} == 123",
"test_bare_var": 123,
"test_hash": {
"group_vars_all": "this is in group_vars/all"
},
"tres": 3,
"unicode_host_var": "Caf\u00e9E\u00f1yei",
"uno": 1
}
},
"amazon": {
"children": [],
"hosts": [
"localhost"
],
"vars": {
"ec2_region": "us-east-1",
"ec2_url": "ec2.amazonaws.com"
}
},
"arbitrary_grandparent": {
"children": [
"arbitrary_parent"
],
"hosts": [],
"vars": {
"grandparent_var": 2000,
"groups_tree_var": 3000,
"overridden_in_parent": 2000
}
},
"arbitrary_parent": {
"children": [
"local"
],
"hosts": [],
"vars": {
"groups_tree_var": 4000,
"overridden_in_parent": 1000
}
},
"inven_overridehosts": {
"children": [],
"hosts": [
"invenoverride"
],
"vars": {
"foo": "foo",
"var_dir": "vars"
}
},
"local": {
"children": [],
"hosts": [
"testhost",
"testhost2",
"testhost3",
"testhost4",
"facthost0",
"facthost1",
"facthost2",
"facthost3",
"facthost4",
"facthost5",
"facthost6",
"facthost7",
"facthost8"
],
"vars": {
"groups_tree_var": 5000,
"hash_test": {
"group_vars_local": "this is in group_vars/local"
},
"parent_var": 6000,
"tres": "three"
}
},
"ungrouped": {
"children": [],
"hosts": [],
"vars": {}
}
}
@prado2016
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prado2016 commented Mar 6, 2018

good job with the inventory, it saved me alot of time. thanks

@jbs321
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jbs321 commented Dec 5, 2018

Great work, helped me a lot, Thank you!

@carrascodc
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carrascodc commented Aug 6, 2019

Thank you SO much for this. This helped me and saved me a lot of time.

@zhujinhe
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zhujinhe commented Oct 10, 2019

Thank you for your share. helped me a lot.

@dimovnike
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dimovnike commented May 29, 2020

Many thanks for this script! I managed to make it parse multiple files:

inventory = InventoryManager(loader, sys.argv[1:])

Do you think this can cause problems?

@markfaine
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markfaine commented Oct 8, 2020

This works but doesn't include group_vars/ and host_vars/. What am I missing?

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