The CloudForms team is proud to announce the release of CloudForms 5.0 Beta1. Based on the ManageIQ Ivanchuk release, this release contains several enhancements and bug fixes and is the result of about many months of upstream development.
Some of the notable enhancements include:
- Ansible improvements, making easier to exchange parameters between CloudForms and Ansible.
- Reduced appliance resource footprint.
- Lots of improvements on the User Experience UX and scalability
For more details and a list of all other improvements see the release notes.
We’d like to encourage all of our customers to download the beta from access.redhat.com and to try it out. Any issues can be reported by opening a case with Red Hat support.
Ansible continues to grow and is the strategic automation engine for Red Hat’s business. Having a solid and constantly improving integration with Ansible is key for CloudForms’ future success.
Ansible Tower Workflows are widely used in by the industry to orchestrate and govern interactions between different playbooks. CloudForms has been able to run Ansible Tower Jobs since its 4.1 release. Starting with CloudForms 4.7, we will expand this support and will be able to utilize Workflows from the Service Catalog.
Continue reading “CloudForms 4.7 – What’s new with Ansible?”
CloudForms 4.6 provided the ability to run embedded Ansible playbooks as methods, and it can be useful to include such a playbook in an existing workflow such as the VM Provision state machine.
Continue reading “Calling an Embedded Ansible Playbook from the VM Provision State Machine”
This part will focus on how to create the Custom Button using an Ansible playbook.
Creating Custom Button
CloudForms 4.6 has introduced more options while creating a button. This topic will be discussed in another post.
Continue reading “Ansible Custom Buttons in CloudForms (Part 2 creating the button)”
This series is highlighting the improvements and new capabilities introduced with CloudForms 4.6 about Ansible Custom Buttons.
The Ansible Playbook used in this example will install a user-specified package on the selected virtual machine.
Continue reading “Ansible Custom Buttons in CloudForms (Part 1 configuring the environment)”
This year, we will be showing features, you’ve dreamed of for quite a while. We are, therefore releasing this Red Hat Summit Sneak Peak video to give you some appetite.
Continue reading “Push-button deployments with Red Hat Management, 3rd edition Sneak Peak [The road to the Summit]”
We all know that sometimes we need some help with any tool we want to set up, and in CloudForms we are having such a great momentum because we included Ansible Automation Inside as a way to facilitate our users to interact and create custom action in CloudForms using it (as we covered previously on the Ansible Series)
Continue reading “Do you need any help with CloudForms?”
In this post of our series, we will demonstrate what we did in the previous sections in which we configured AWS and CloudForms, to run a SmartStaty analysis to automatically resolve a vulnerability in Java
In the video, I will:
- Perform a SmartState Analysis (SSA) in my instance
- Review the SSA process
- Add a compliance policy to the instance
- Execute the policy
- Verify the remediation action
- Validate the auto-remediation
Today marks the general availability of Red Hat CloudForms 4.6, as announced in the recent Press Release. One of the key highlights of the release is the introduction of Lenovo XClarity as the first physical infrastructure provider, enabling CloudForms to go beyond hybrid cloud management and manage hybrid infrastructure.
Continue reading “Announcing General Availability of Red Hat CloudForms 4.6”
This video demonstrates how you can take manual tasks and processes and turn them into automation workflows. In this video we utilize Red Hat CloudForms and Ansible Tower to provide an underlying automation and orchestration framework to deliver automation to your IT organization.
The demonstration shows how a user can order a service and have automation provision and deliver the resources while tracking the elements in a ticketing system (ServiceNow).
Continue reading “Automating Instance Provisioning with CloudForms and Ansible Tower (Video)”