Ansible Module for IONOS Cloud v5 is deprecated and no longer maintained. Please upgrade to v6, which uses the latest stable API version.

Ansible Module for IONOS Cloud v5 will reach End of Life by September 30, 2023. After this date, the v5 API will not be accessible. If you require any assistance, please contact our support team.


Ansible is an IT automation tool that allows you to configure, deploy, and orchestrate advanced tasks, such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. The IONOS module for Ansible leverages the IONOS Cloud API.

Getting Started

The module is also available on Ansible Galaxy.

The IONOS module for Ansible requires the following:

NOTE: The Ansible module does not support Python 2. It only supports Python >= 3.5.

Before you begin you will need an IONOS account. The credentials from your registration will be used to authenticate against the IONOS Cloud API.

Ansible must also be installed before the IONOS module can be used. Please review the official Ansible Documentation for more information on installing Ansible.

The IONOS module requires the IONOS SDK for Python to be installed. This can easily be accomplished with Python PyPI:

pip install ionoscloud


Run the following command:

ansible-galaxy collection install ionoscloudsdk.ionoscloud

II. Downloading the module from GitHub

  1. The IONOS module for Ansible must first be downloaded from GitHub. This can be accomplished a few different ways such as downloading and extracting the archive using curl or cloning the GitHub repository locally.

Download and extract with curl:

mkdir -p ionos-module-ansible && curl -L | tar zx -C ionos-module-ansible/ --strip-components=1

Clone the GitHub repository locally:

git clone
  1. Ansible must be made aware of the new module path. This too can be accomplished a few different ways depending on your requirements and environment.

  • Ansible configuration file: ansible.cfg

  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_LIBRARY

  • Command line parameter: ansible-playbook --module-path [path]

2a. The preferred method is to update the Ansible configuration with the module path. To include the path globally for all users, edit the /etc/ansible/ansible.cfg file and add library = /path/to/module/ionos_cloud under the [default] section. For example:

library = /path/to/ionos-module-ansible/ionos_cloud

Note that the Ansible configuration file is read from several locations in the following order:

  • ANSIBLE_CONFIG environment variable path

  • ansible.cfg from the current directory

  • .ansible.cfg in the user home directory

  • /etc/ansible/ansible.cfg

2b. The module path can also be set using an environment variable. This variable will be lost once the terminal session is closed:

export ANSIBLE_LIBRARY=/path/to/ionos-module-ansible/ionos_cloud

2c. The module path can be overridden with an ansible-playbook command line parameter:

ansible-playbook --module-path /path/to/ionos-module-ansible/ionos_cloud playbook.yml


  1. How can I open a bug/feature request?

Bugs & feature requests can be open on the repository issues:

  1. Can I contribute to the Ansible Module?

Sure! Our repository is public, feel free to fork it and file a PR for one of the issues opened in the issues list. We will review it and work together to get it released.

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