Chapter 4. Reviewing inventories with Automation content navigator
As a content creator, you can review your Ansible inventory with Automation content navigator and interactively delve into the groups and hosts.
4.1. Reviewing inventory from Automation content navigator
You can review Ansible inventories with the Automation content navigator text-based user interface in interactive mode and delve into groups and hosts for more details.
- A valid inventory file or an inventory plugin.
Start Automation content navigator.
ansible-navigator inventory -i simple_inventory.ymlfrom the command line to view the inventory.
Review the inventory.
:inventory -i simple_inventory.yml TITLE DESCRIPTION 0│Browse groups Explore each inventory group and group members members 1│Browse hosts Explore the inventory with a list of all hosts
0to brows the groups.
NAME TAXONOMY TYPE 0│general all group 1│nodes all group 2│ungrouped all group
TAXONOMYfield details the hierarchy of groups the selected group or node belongs to.
Type the number corresponding to the group you want to delve into.
NAME TAXONOMY TYPE 0│node-0 all▸nodes host 1│node-1 all▸nodes host 2│node-2 all▸nodes host
Type the number corresponding to the host you want to delve into, or type
:<number>for numbers greater than 9.
[node-1] 0│--- 1│ansible_host: node-1.example.com 2│inventory_hostname: node-1
Review the inventory output.
TITLE DESCRIPTION 0│Browse groups Explore each inventory group and group members members 1│Browse hosts Explore the inventory with a list of all hosts