Ansible installation: No action detected in task

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Ansible installation: No action detected in task

L1 Bithead

I've installed Ansible on Ubuntu. playbooks referencing panos modules do not work. They fail with the message "ERROR! no action detected in task". Here's an example:


  - name: My First Test
    connection: local
    gather_facts: False
    hosts: localhost



     - name: check if ready
          ip_address: ""
          password: "admin"


I run the playbook with "ansible-playbook test.yml --check"


If I replace 'panos_check' with a known native Ansible module, it get's past the point. All of the doc I've read says the panos modules are included with the Ansible distribution, but I can't find a way to check that.


I'm stuck, and any help is appreciated!


L1 Bithead

It turned out that apt-get installed an old version. There are several more steps involved in getting the latest and greatest.

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