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[…]

Ansible Tower 3.3 Available Now

We’re happy to announce that Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.3 is now generally available. In this release, there are a number of enhancements that can help improve the automation in any organization. The team has been hard at work adding functionality with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, more granular permissions, scheduler improvements, support for multiple Read more about Ansible Tower 3.3 Available Now[…]

Getting Started: Workflow Job Templates

Welcome to another post in the Getting Started series! Today we’re going to get into the topic of Workflow Job Templates. If you don’t know what regular Job Templates are in Red Hat Ansible Tower, please read the previously published article that describes them. It’ll provide you with some technical details that’ll be a useful Read more about Getting Started: Workflow Job Templates[…]