Ansible 7.2.0 has been Released!

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Christian Adams

Jan 31, 2023, 5:26:25 PMJan 31
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Hi all,

We're happy to announce that the Ansible 7.2.0 package has been released!

Ansible 7.2.0 will include ansible-core 2.14.2 as well as a curated set of
Ansible collections to provide a vast number of modules and plugins.

This is a major version update from Ansible 6.x which included
ansible-core 2.13 and there may be backwards incompatibilities in the
core playbook language.

How to get it

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

$ pip install ansible==7.2.0 --user

The sources for this release can be found here:

Release tarball:
SHA256: 60e2c1a58f1ceb34a190b7c380f7b3386d1e7369061954b1f8b8ca3df76063cc

Wheel package:
SHA256: 756a6d8fec6c19ccd7a00ad0f0cb18859f4ab77e0c5063f73a115f3fb75284aa

What's new in Ansible 7

Ansible 7 requires Python 3.9 on the controller, same as ansible-core 2.14.

Variables are now evaluated lazily; only when they are actually used. For example, in ansible-core 2.14 an expression ``{{ defined_variable or undefined_variable }}`` does not fail on ``undefined_variable`` if the first part of ``or`` is evaluated to ``True`` as it is not needed to evaluate the second part.

Collections added to Ansible 7:
* ibm.spectrum_virtualize (version 1.9.0)
* inspur.ispim (version 1.0.1)
* purestorage.fusion (version 1.1.1)
* (version 1.1.0)

The previously deprecated servicenow.servicenow collection has been removed.

NOTE: Read the full Ansible 7 porting guide at for complete details.

* The changelog for ansible-core 2.14 installed by this release of
ansible is available here:

* Collections which have opted into being a part of the Ansible-7
unified changelog will have an entry on this page:

* For collections which have not opted into the unified changelog, you
may find more information on or their
source repository.
For example, the community.crypto collection would be found at and you can find a link to
the source repository under the "Repo" button at the top right.

What's the schedule for new Ansible releases after 7.2.0?

* Please refer to the Ansible Project 7.0 Roadmap for more information about the upcoming

* Please note that with the recent release of 2.14.0, ansible 2.9, ansible-base 2.10, and ansible-core 2.11 are end-of-life.  

Porting Help

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

Getting collection updates from Ansible 7 with older releases of ansible-core

Ansible 6 includes ansible-core 2.13.x and users have expressed an interest
in getting collection updates as they ship in the Ansible "batteries
included" package while keeping an older version of ansible-core based
on their needs and requirements.

An ansible-galaxy requirements file based on the collections from
Ansible 7 has been made available for this use case:

Once the requirements file has been downloaded, the collections can be
installed by running:
"ansible-galaxy collection install -r galaxy-requirements.yaml"

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