CloudForms with Infoblox using Ansible Part 1: Prerequisites

In this blog series, we will cover how to integrate Infoblox IPAM with  Red Hat CloudForms using Ansible Playbooks. Before we start, let me point you that we already have a detailed blog on  CloudForms with Infoblox integration written by John Hardy[1] which has explained how to integrate CloudForms with Infoblox using Ruby scripts. 

Now the question is if we already have a detailed blog on this then what new I would bring to this blog? 

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Embedded Ansible – Part 1, Built-In Ansible Roles

The introduction of Embedded Ansible with CloudForms 4.5 enabled administrators to create CloudForms services that use Ansible playbooks instead of Ruby methods to perform tasks. Successive versions of CloudForms have expanded this capability, and automation developers can now construct complex CloudForms Automate workflows using Ansible playbooks alongside traditional Ruby methods.

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CloudForms 5.0 Beta

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.

CloudForms 4.7 – What’s new with Ansible?

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.

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