This blog post concludes our series on Ansible Automation inside Red Hat CloudForms. We hope that the content and demo videos were able to get you a grasp on how Ansible Automation, the leading simple, powerful, and agentless open source IT automation framework, adds value to Red Hat CloudForms and extends its capabilities.
Red Hat CloudForms natively supports Ansible Automation and eases the deployment of infrastructure and IT services across clouds. Users can automate multi-cloud management by defining a wide range of policies and processes with no coding or scripting required.
Using Ansible Automation, users have now access to a large number of available modules that facilitate performing operational actions on the data center elements such as monitoring, networking, storage, etc.
In our series, we explored how Ansible Automation included as part of Red Hat CloudForms can be used to create services and policies based on Ansible Playbooks to provision new environments (e.g. VMs and instances) and control their lifecycle over time by associating resources to CloudForms services. We also covered how to monitor and troubleshoot Ansible Automation inside CloudForms.
The following is a list of all articles published as part of the series:
- My First Ansible Service (Video)
- My First Ansible Control Action (Video)
- Launch Ansible Playbooks from CloudForms REST API (Video)
- My First Ansible Playbook Button (Video)
- VMware Provisioning Example using Ansible (Video)
- Debugging Ansible Automation inside Red Hat CloudForms
Each post contains a link to its associated Red Hat Knowledge Base article where you can find additional information.
The CloudForms team is currently working on the next release of the product which will include enhancements on the integration of Ansible Automation inside Red Hat CloudForms. Stay tuned for more details on the topic on the CloudForms Blog.