Ansible is an Open Source DevOps engine for systems configuration. Here is the process for installing Ansible on Ubuntu 18 for AWS.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ansible/ansible
sudo apt update
sudo apt install ansible
sudo apt install python-pip
pip install boto3 --user 
pip install boto --user

Note: The commands pip install boto3 –user / pip install boto –user - you only need one of these. Use boto3 if your Ansible installation is using python3 and boto if your Ansible is using python 2.x.

As with a bunch of my shorter blog posts around installing software, this one is because I needed to install Ansible on a server for work and I figured that documenting it was likely useful (this is now the second time I've had to do it for this job and there will undoubtedly be a third).