Ansible Setup on AWS EC2 Linux Instance

4 min readJan 12, 2018

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For Ansible to work,python and SSH should be configured on all the servers




On AWS EC2 Linux Free Tier Instance, python and ssh both are already installed

Python Version — 2.7.13

Three servers

Ansible control Server ( Install ansible using epel repository)- On AWS you have to enable this file



How to connect between these servers ?

To ping these servers(webserver and dbserver) from ansible control server , you have to add one inbound rule “All ICAMP traffic” in both the instances)

Ansible Control Server

Install Ansible on Redhat

wget -ivh epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpmyum repolistyum --enablerepo=epel install ansible

Install Ansible on AWSLinux

vim /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repoorsudo yum-config-manager --enable epel

yum repolist ( you should see epel)

yum install ansible

Create an entry for all servers in etc/hosts file as shown below

vim etc/hosts

Create one user “ansadm” on all the servers as shown below

After adding you have to do ssh by login as ansadm user. You will get the below error , because…


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