Release announcement: Ansible Community Package 9.0.0rc1 (Pre-Release)

Hello everyone,

We’re happy to announce the RC release of Ansible 9.0.0rc1!

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
ansible packages.

How to get it?

This release is available on PyPI and can be installed with pip:

$ python3 -m pip install ansible==9.0.0rc1 --user

The source and the wheel for this release can be found here:

Release tarball:



Wheel package:



Some important details

Python wheels are available for both Ansible 9.0.0rc1 and ansible-core 2.16.

In addition, Ansible 9 no longer installs 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
Collection Index — Ansible Documentation or the collection
source repository. For example, the community.crypto collection is
available at Community.Crypto — Ansible Documentation
and you can find a link to the source repository under the
“Repository(Sources)” button.

The changelog for ansible-core 2.16 installed by this release of
Ansible 9 can be found here:

What’s the schedule for new Ansible releases after 9.0.0rc1?

The next release roadmap can be found at

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Porting Help

A unified porting guide for collections that have opted-in is available here:

Getting collection updates from Ansible 9 with older releases of ansible-core

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”

Special Thanks

We would like to give a shoutout with a big THANK YOU to felixfontein and Ansible Release Management Working Group for making this release happen!

On behalf of the Ansible community, thank you and happy automating!


Ansible Community Team