Release announcement: Ansible community package 9.7.0

Hello everyone,

We’re happy to announce the release of the Ansible 9.7.0 package!

Ansible 9.7.0 depends on ansible-core 2.16.8 and includes a curated set of Ansible collections that provide a vast number of modules, plugins, and roles.

How to get it

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

python3 -m pip install ansible==9.7.0 --user

The sources for this release can be found here:

Release tarball:



Wheel package:



Some important details

ansible-core is a separate package on which ansible depends. pip install ansible installs ansible-core, but it can also be installed independently of the ansible package.

Collections that have opted to join 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 on 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 “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 9.7.0?

The next release roadmap can be found at

The Ansible community package release schedule follows the Ansible Core release schedule, including, for example, delays for holidays. This means Ansible releases happen every four weeks through most of the year, but release dates may be delayed when Ansible Core releases are.

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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 depends on ansible-core 2.16. Depending on your needs, you can get collection updates as they ship in the Ansible “batteries included” package while continuing to use older versions of ansible-core.

See the ansible-galaxy requirements file based on the collections from Ansible 9 for this use case:

After you download the requirements file, you can install the collections by running the following command:

ansible-galaxy collection install -r galaxy-requirements.yaml

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

Ansible Release Management Working Group

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