Can anyone recommend an alternative to Ansible that lets one write straight Python code? In my group, we're finding that expressing pretty simple logic in Ansible ends up being too time-consuming and ugly to specify. Also, the bunny trails that you end up going down to debug simple Ansible problems take way too much time.
Sometimes it takes hours to do (or debug) something that would take 30 seconds in straight Python.
The nice things about Ansible are:
- A nice set of concepts like roles, hosts, tasks, and playbooks.
- A nice library of preexisting modules.
.. but if one were looking for something that preserves some of those nice things from Ansible, but allows one to write straight Python for all of the configuration and logic, are there any recommendations?