Install Ansible inside virtualenv on CentOS7

There are many ways to install Ansible inside virtualenv on CentOS7, I would like to show now a very simple variant. Important are actually the CentOS packages at the beginning.


it can be so easy πŸ˜‰

Multiple hosts provisioning with Vagrant, Ansible and virtualenv

In this tutorial we use Ansible (installed in virtualenv) and Vagrant. Furthermore, we have different machines (Debian, CentOS). For all hosts we want to have Provisioning on startup and via command.


Folder structure




Check out the by Vagrant generated inventory file!

PyCharm, Vagrant and Ansible

This tutorial is about the interaction of PyCharm (Community Edition), Vagrant and Ansible. I want to show how you can simplify your daily work.


The disclosures in the brackets are my current versions. Mac OS X user need to have Command Line Tools installed!

Folder and file structure

File contents

Little hint

If you do not know the path for ansible_ssh_private_key_file, just type $ vagrant ssh-config!

PyCharm – External Tools

In the last step we configure the PyCharm (External Tools). We do this for every command from Makefile exept help.

PyCharm-ExternalTool Configuration

PyCharm Make Commands

Ansible and PyCharm

Of course you can run Ansible within PyCharm via command-line, but it also works with the “Run” button.


  • PyCharm project created (maybe with virtualenv)
  • YAML/Ansible support Plugin installed (optional)
  • BashSupport Plugin installed


Open “Run/Debug Configurations” and addΒ new Bash configuration. Give a name and Script value. The value should be the main Ansible playbook. As Interpreter path value select the ansible-playbook binary. For Interpreter option insert the Ansible inventory file. The last value is your current working directory. If you don’t set this value, the values for playbook and inventory need configured with absolute path!

PyCharm and Ansible

Now you can create different configurations and run Ansible via “Run” button.