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Learning Ansible 2 - Second Edition by Fabio Alessandro Locati

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Chapter 6. Getting Notifications from Ansible

One of the big advantages of Ansible compared to a bash script is its capability of running multiple times on the same system, ensuring that everything is in order. This is a very nice feature that not only assures you that nothing has changed the configurations on your server, but also those new configurations will be applied in a short time.

Due to these reasons, many people run their master.yaml once a day. When you do this (and probably you should!), you want some kind of feedback sent to you by Ansible itself. There are also many other cases where you may want Ansible to send messages to you or your team. For instance, if you use Ansible to deploy your application, you may want to send an IRC message ...

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