We’re happy to announce the Beta release of Ansible 9.0.0b1!
This pre-release version contains the latest version of ansible-core
2.16 and includes a curated set of Ansible collections that provides a
vast number of modules and plugins.
ansible-core is a required dependency, not contained within the
This release is available on PyPI and can be installed with pip:
$ python3 -m pip install ansible==9.0.0b1 --user
The source and the wheel for this release can be found here:
Python wheels are available for both Ansible 9.0.0b1 and ansible-core 2.16.
In addition, Ansible 9 does not install some unnecessary files from
the included Ansible collections such as tests or hidden files and
directories. This further improves installation performance and
reduces the size on disk. These files are still available in the
source tarball if needed.
Collections which have opted-in to being a part of the Ansible 9
unified changelog will have an entry on this page:
For collections which have not opted-in to the unified changelog, you
may find more information on
or the collection source repository. For example, the community.crypto
collection is available at
and you can find a link to the source repository under the
The changelog for ansible-core 2.16 installed by this release of
Ansible 9 can be found here:
The next release roadmap can be found at
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A unified porting guide for collections that have opted-in is available here:
Ansible 9 includes ansible-core 2.16 Based on your requirements, you
can get collection updates as they ship in the Ansible “batteries
included” package while continuing to use older versions of
An ansible-galaxy requirements file based on the collections from
Ansible 9 has been made available for this use case:
After you download the requirements file, the collections can be
installed by running this command:
“ansible-galaxy collection install -r galaxy-requirements.yaml”
We would like to give a shoutout with a big THANK YOU to @felixfontein for making this release happen!
On behalf of the Ansible community, thank you and happy automating!
Ansible Community Team