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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CloudForms in AWS part 4

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

Announcing General Availability of Red Hat CloudForms 4.6

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.

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Automating Instance Provisioning with CloudForms and Ansible Tower (Video)

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).

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