Monitoring as code with Sensu + Ansible

A comprehensive infrastructure as code (IaC) initiative should include monitoring and observability. Incorporating the active monitoring of the infrastructure under management results in a symbiotic relationship in which failures are detected automatically, enabling event-driven code changes and new deployments. In this post, I’ll recap a webinar I hosted with Tadej Borovšak, Ansible Evangelist at XLAB Read more about Monitoring as code with Sensu + Ansible[…]

Deep dive into Trend Micro Deep Security integration modules

At AnsibleFest 2020, we announced the extension of our security automation initiative to support endpoint protection use cases. If you have missed it, check out the recording of the talk “Automate your endpoint protection using Ansible” on the AnsibleFest page. Today, following this announcement we release the supported Ansible Content Collection for Trend Micro Deep Read more about Deep dive into Trend Micro Deep Security integration modules[…]

Announcing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Certified Ansible Collection

Today we’re thrilled to announce that the RHEL System Roles Collection is now certified with Ansible Automation Platform and is being delivered to organizations through Ansible Automation Hub. Starting with the forthcoming RHEL 8.4, this means that the system roles Collection is immediately available under technology preview support and planned to be fully supported by Read more about Announcing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Certified Ansible Collection[…]

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[…]