Introduction to ansible-test

As automation becomes crucial for more and more business cases, there is an increased need to test the automation code itself. This is where ansible-test comes in: developers who want to test their Ansible Content Collections for sanity, unit and integration tests can use  ansible-test  to achieve testing workflows that integrate with source code repositories. Read more about Introduction to ansible-test[…]

Migrating to Ansible Collections (Webinar Q&A)

Sean Cavanaugh, Anshul Behl and I recently hosted a webinar entitled “Migrating to Ansible Collections” (link to YouTube on-demand webinar replay and link to PDF slides download). This webinar was focused on enabling the Ansible Playbook writers, looking to move to the wonderful world of Ansible Collections in existing Ansible 2.9 environments and beyond.   Read more about Migrating to Ansible Collections (Webinar Q&A)[…]

Introducing the Ansible Content Collection for Red Hat OpenShift

Increasing business demands are driving the need for automation to support rapid, yet stable and reliable deployments of applications and supporting infrastructure.  Kubernetes and cloud-native tools have quickly emerged as the enabling technologies essential for organizations to build the scalable open hybrid cloud solutions of tomorrow. This is why Red Hat has developed the Red Read more about Introducing the Ansible Content Collection for Red Hat OpenShift[…]

Getting Started With AWS Ansible Module Development and Community Contribution

We often hear from cloud admins and developers that they’re interested in giving back to Ansible and using their knowledge to benefit the community, but they don’t know how to get started.  Lots of folks may even already be carrying new Ansible modules or plugins in their local environments, and are looking to get them Read more about Getting Started With AWS Ansible Module Development and Community Contribution[…]

Introducing the VMware REST Ansible Content Collection

The VMware Ansible modules as part of the current community.vmware Collection are extremely popular. According to GitHub, it’s the second most forked Collection1, just after community.general. The VMware modules and plugins for Ansible have benefited from a stream of contributions from dozens of users. Many IT infrastructure engineers rely on managing their VMware infrastructure by Read more about Introducing the VMware REST Ansible Content Collection[…]

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[…]

Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux like a Boss with Red Hat Ansible Content Collection for Red Hat Insights

Running IT environments means facing many challenges at the same time: security, performance, availability and stability are critical for the successful operation of today’s data centers. IT managers and their teams of administrators, operators and architects are well advised to move from a reactive, “fire-fighting” mode to a proactive approach where systems are continuously scanned Read more about Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux like a Boss with Red Hat Ansible Content Collection for Red Hat Insights[…]

Make Consistent Enterprise Automation a Reality with Ansible Content for AIX and IBM i

As we navigate through unprecedented times, the spotlight is on enhancing IT resilience and ensuring business continuity. We see that enterprises are experiencing shifts in market conditions and automation can be a key to rapidly responding to changes. With many enterprises having hybrid IT and multiple operating system environments, each with its own tooling and Read more about Make Consistent Enterprise Automation a Reality with Ansible Content for AIX and IBM i[…]

Now Available: Red Hat-Maintained Content Collections on Automation Hub

Today marks an important milestone for Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform subscribers: The initial release of Red Hat-maintained Ansible Content Collections have been published to Automation Hub for automating select platforms from Arista, AWS, Cisco, IBM, Juniper, Splunk and more. The addition of these 17 Red Hat-maintained Collections on Automation Hub brings the total number Read more about Now Available: Red Hat-Maintained Content Collections on Automation Hub[…]

Installing and using collections on Ansible Tower

Ansible Collections are the new way to distribute and manage content. Ansible content can be modules, roles, plugins and even Ansible Playbooks. In my previous blog I provide a walkthrough of using Ansible Collections from Ansible Galaxy and Automation Hub.  Ansible Galaxy is the upstream community for sharing Ansible Collections.  Any community user can create Read more about Installing and using collections on Ansible Tower[…]