Ansible Community Update — February 2019

Ansible is a popular project by many metrics, including over 42,000 commits on GitHub. Our community contributes a lot of pull requests (PRs) every month. Unfortunately, the volume of incoming PRs means contributors often have to wait days, weeks, or months for PRs to be merged. Sometimes it takes that long for a cursory review. Read more about Ansible Community Update — February 2019[…]

Ansible Operator: What is it? Why it Matters? What can you do with it?

The Red Hat Ansible Automation and Red Hat OpenShift teams have been collaborating to build a new way to package, deploy, and maintain Kubernetes native applications: Ansible Operator. Given the interest in moving workloads to Kubernetes, we are happy to introduce a new tool that can help ease the move toward cloud native infrastructure. What Read more about Ansible Operator: What is it? Why it Matters? What can you do with it?[…]

Deep Dive on cli_command for Network Automation

In October Ansible 2.7 was released and brought us two powerful agnostic network modules, cli_command and cli_config. Do you have two or more network vendors within your environment? The goal of agnostic modules is to simplify Ansible Playbooks for network engineers that deal with a variety of network platforms. Rather than having to deal with Read more about Deep Dive on cli_command for Network Automation[…]

Webinar: “How to Make Your Mark: Ansible Community Contributions”

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 9:30 AM EST, we will be hosting a webinar, How to Make Your Mark: Ansible Community Contributions. This webinar is tailored for everyone in the Ansible community. Whether you’re a brand new member of the Ansible community or a full-fledged Red Hat Ansible Tower customer, contributing to the Ansible projects Read more about Webinar: “How to Make Your Mark: Ansible Community Contributions”[…]

AnsibleFest is heading to Atlanta!

We are excited to announce the dates and location for AnsibleFest 2019. We’ve selected a location that not only provides the ease of use (or access in this case) that users expect from all things Ansible, but also the enjoyment folks expect after automating their way through complex problems. ATLANTA! Home of the Braves (MLB), Read more about AnsibleFest is heading to Atlanta![…]

Integrating Ansible and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta

Red Hat is proud to announce that Ansible supports managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta hosts. Before you can manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta nodes with Ansible 2.7, though, you need to set the appropriate python interpreter. Ansible allows you to manage a huge range of hosts and devices, from legacy systems Read more about Integrating Ansible and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta[…]

Ansible and Infoblox: Roles Deep Dive

As Sean Cavanaugh mentioned in his earlier Infoblox blog post, the release of Ansible 2.5 introduced a lookup plugin, a dynamic inventory script, and five modules that allow for Infoblox automation. A combination of these modules and lookups in a role provides a powerful DNS automation framework. Summary Today we are going to demonstrate how Read more about Ansible and Infoblox: Roles Deep Dive[…]

Reboot Plugin for Linux in Ansible 2.7

Rebooting Linux systems with Ansible has always been possible, but was often tricky and error-prone. In Ansible 2.7, I am happy to say that rebooting Linux hosts with Ansible is now easier and can be done with a single task using the newly minted reboot plugin. Some History The win_reboot module was written by Matt Davis Read more about Reboot Plugin for Linux in Ansible 2.7[…]

Large Scale Deployments Using Ansible

This has been the Ansible messaging since the journey began. As time has gone on, the definition of simple we’re talking about may have been misunderstood… The Ansible simplicity is about being easy to understand, learn and share. It’s about people. The often peddled notion that “Ansible doesn’t scale past 500 hosts” is shadowed by Read more about Large Scale Deployments Using Ansible[…]

Ansible Galaxy: Doin’ It Right

Over the years many things have contributed to the success of Ansible, including the flexibility of the tool itself, and a vibrant community that has contributed nearly 1,700 modules to the Ansible project, and imported nearly 17,000 roles to Ansible Galaxy. Not sure where to start or need an example of how to automate a Read more about Ansible Galaxy: Doin’ It Right[…]