Using MacOS as my primary machine, I would like to use Ansible.
Glancing over tutorials I get the impression that running Ansible from Ubuntu (or in my case: a dedicated virtual machine running Ubuntu) will be more practical than installing and running it on my Mac. Although the installation on a Mac is easy (via
pip install or
brew install, I need extra configuration to make paths work. On an Ubuntu machine I would have to specify the hosts / remote machines in
/etc/ansible/hosts. On my Mac I would have to do extra steps.
So my question: Does it make sense to create a dedicated VM for running Ansible? Or is it fairly easy to run it from my Mac directly?