Plugins that come with the IBM z/OS core collection augment Ansible’s core functionality. Ansible uses a plugin architecture to enable a rich, flexible and expandable feature set.


  • zos_ping: A fork of Ansible action plugin that is modified to allow a conditional shebang line in REXX modules.

  • zos_job_submit: Used to submit a job from the controller and optionally monitor the job completion.


  • zos_ssh: Enables the Ansible controller to communicate with a z/OS target machine by using SSH, with the added support to transfer ASCII as EBCDIC when transferring REXX modules. This connection plugin was forked from the Ansible connection plugin.

  • For further reference, see the zos_ssh quickstart guide.