Automating Endpoint Protection with Ansible

Enterprise security isn’t a homogeneous entity; it’s a portfolio of multi-vendor solutions run by disparate and often siloed teams. With so many different layers, automation proved to be effective in helping security operations teams to integrate and share accountability. Automated processes and workflows simplify and accelerate shared processes, like investigation & response and, if enabled Read more about Automating Endpoint Protection with Ansible[…]

Red Hat Ansible Tower Performance Improvements between 3.6 and 3.7

As one of our customers pointed out, “job events are not showing in Tower UI”, causing significant performance issues for users trying to view job status updates. To make Red Hat Ansible Tower more approachable in viewing Real-Time job status updates, we’ve applied the following performance improvements.    Performance Improvements Between the 3.6 and 3.7 Read more about Red Hat Ansible Tower Performance Improvements between 3.6 and 3.7[…]

Using an Inventory Plugin from a Collection in Ansible Tower

Many IT environments grow more and more complex. It is more important than ever that an automation solution always has the most up to date information about what nodes are present and need to be automated. To answer this challenge, the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform uses inventories: lists of managed nodes. In its simplest Read more about Using an Inventory Plugin from a Collection in Ansible Tower[…]

Using Ansible Automation Platform, GitLab CE and Webhooks to Deploy IIS Website

Inside Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, the Ansible Tower REST API is the key mechanism that helps enable automation to be integrated into processes or tools that exist in an environment. With Ansible Tower 3.6 we have brought direct integration with webhooks from GitHub and GitLab, including the enterprise on-premises versions. This means that changes Read more about Using Ansible Automation Platform, GitLab CE and Webhooks to Deploy IIS Website[…]

Agnostic Network Automation Examples with Ansible and Juniper NRE Labs

On February 10th, The NRE Labs project launched four Ansible Network Automation exercises, made possible by Red Hat and Juniper Networks.  This blog post covers job responsibilities of an NRE, the goal of Juniper’s NRE Labs, and a quick overview of new exercises and the concepts Red Hat and Juniper are jointly demonstrating.  The intended Read more about Agnostic Network Automation Examples with Ansible and Juniper NRE Labs[…]

Ansible Content Collections: The Sensu Go Use Case

In Getting Started With Ansible Content Collections, which presented the general idea behind what is becoming a new standard in the distribution of Ansible content, we learned about the what, the why and the how of Ansible Collections (and hopefully it got you excited about Ansible Collections!). In this post, we’ll take things a bit Read more about Ansible Content Collections: The Sensu Go Use Case[…]

What’s New In Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.6

As part of the release of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, we’re happy to announce the release of Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.6. Ansible Tower is the scalable execution framework of the Ansible Automation Platform, providing an API around automation that you can use to scale automation across your enterprise and integrate automation into your Read more about What’s New In Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.6[…]

Manage Secrets and Protect Sensitive Data

Automation is an essential part of modern IT. In this blog I focus on Ansible credential plugins integration via Hashicorp Vault, an API addressable secrets engine which will make life easier for anyone wishing to handle secrets management and automation better. In order to automate effectively, modern systems require multiple secrets: certificates, database credentials, keys Read more about Manage Secrets and Protect Sensitive Data[…]

Getting Started With Automation Hub

In the past, Ansible content such as roles, modules and plugins was usually consumed in two ways: the modules were part of the Ansible package, and roles could be found in Galaxy. However, as time went on the current method of content distribution had challenges with scale for both contributors and consumers of Ansible content. Read more about Getting Started With Automation Hub[…]

Getting Started With Ansible Content Collections

With the release of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Ansible Content Collections are now fully supported. Ansible Content Collections, or collections, represent the new standard of distributing, maintaining and consuming automation. By combining multiple types of Ansible content (playbooks, roles, modules, and plugins), flexibility and scalability are greatly improved.   Who Benefits? Everyone! Traditionally, module Read more about Getting Started With Ansible Content Collections[…]