How to Add Approval Steps to Ansible Tower Workflows

Suppose you have a workflow set up in Red Hat Ansible Tower with several steps and needed another user to view and approve some or all of the nodes in the workflow.  Or maybe a job is running inside of a workflow but it should be viewed and approved within a specific time limit, or Read more about How to Add Approval Steps to Ansible Tower Workflows[…]

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[…]

What’s New in Ansible Tower 3.5

We’re excited to announce that Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.5 is now generally available. In this release, there are several enhancements that can help improve automation practices. Engineering has been working hard to enhance Ansible Tower and here are a few things we’re most excited about: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 support Support for external Read more about What’s New in Ansible Tower 3.5[…]

Tower Workflow Convergence

In Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.1 we released a feature called Workflows. The feature, effectively, allowed users to compose job templates into arbitrary graph trees. A simple workflow we saw users creating was a linear pipeline; similar to the workflow below. The workflow feature also allowed branching. Each branch can run in parallel. But something Read more about Tower Workflow Convergence[…]

Using Infoblox as a dynamic inventory in Red Hat Ansible Tower

Do you still use spreadsheets to keep track of all your device inventory? Do you have Infoblox Appliances deployed in your infrastructure? Do you want to start automating without the burden of maintaining a static register of devices? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this blog is for you. Operations teams often Read more about Using Infoblox as a dynamic inventory in Red Hat Ansible Tower[…]

Build a quick CI system using Red Hat Ansible Tower with GitHub Actions

Red Hat Ansible Tower can be considered the API (Application Programmatic Interface) for your Ansible Playbooks. Even if you don’t take advantage of the Web UI (User Interface) many Ansible users still benefit from using Ansible Tower because they can fit it in their existing ecosystem of tools. Are you new to using the API Read more about Build a quick CI system using Red Hat Ansible Tower with GitHub Actions[…]

Summary of Authentication Methods in Red Hat Ansible Tower

Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.4.0 has added token authentication as a new method for authentication so I wanted to use this post to summarize the numerous enterprise authentication methods and the best use case for each. Ansible Tower is designed for organizations to centralize and control their automation with a visual dashboard for out-of-the box Read more about Summary of Authentication Methods in Red Hat Ansible Tower[…]

Three quick ways to move your Ansible inventory into Red Hat Ansible Tower

If you’ve been using Ansible at the command line for a while, you probably have a lot of servers, network devices, and other target nodes listed in your inventory. You know that Red Hat Ansible Tower makes it easier for everyone on your team to run your Ansible Playbooks. So you’ve thought about using Ansible Read more about Three quick ways to move your Ansible inventory into Red Hat Ansible Tower[…]

Red Hat Ansible Network Automation Updates

With the recent success of the largest AnsibleFest to date I wanted to take a minute to reflect with a network automation perspective on the colossal enhancements the engineering team at Red Hat has done for the Ansible Engine 2.6 release, the Ansible Tower 3.3 release and the recent Ansible Engine 2.7 release. As a Read more about Red Hat Ansible Network Automation Updates[…]

Ansible Tower Advanced Smart Inventory Usage

Background Smart Inventory is a feature that was added to Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.2. The feature allows you to generate a new Inventory that is made of up hosts existing in other Inventory in Ansible Tower. This inventory is always-up-to-date and is populated using what we call a host filter. The host filter is Read more about Ansible Tower Advanced Smart Inventory Usage[…]