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).