Where do I find the latest ansible error log
Ansible doesn't create it's own logs by default - you have to tell it to do so, using an
ansible.cfg file. Ansible does do some logging to syslog by default:
Note that ansible will, without this setting, record module arguments called to the syslog of managed machines.
So, that'll log module args to the syslog of the machines you're managing.
To switch on full logging, on your control machine, you can create an
ansible.cfg file that looks like this:
[defaults] log_path = ./ansible.log
Then save it somewhere ansible will look for it. Ansible checks these locations for
ansible.cfg files, in this order:
- ANSIBLE_CONFIG (an environment variable)
- ansible.cfg (in the current directory)
- .ansible.cfg (in the home directory)
An alternative option is to set the
ANSIBLE_LOG_PATH environment variable, to the path you want to log to - it's equivalent to setting the
log_path option in the
See here for more information: http://docs.ansible.com/intro_configuration.html
Have a rummage around in your system's syslog file location. That's where it usually ends up for me (Ubuntu 12.04).
Failing that, you might want to run
ansible-playbook -vvvv $args to turn on some debug logging, then
tee it to a file.