PEX files are self-contained executable Python virtual environments. Used here to package
ansible-playbook command into a single executable with no outside dependencies. This
helps us with deploying Ansible onto build servers running in a secure or offline environments
where Ansible installation with a package manager is not an option.
From a host that has Ansible installed:
yum install python-devel easy_install pip pip install virtualenv virtualenv pex source pex/bin/activate pip install pex pex pex requests -c pex -o ~/bin/pex export PATH=$PATH:~/bin pex ansible -c ansible-playbook -o ansible-playbook.pex ./ansible-playbook.pex --version