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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Red Hat held an event on the infrastructure part of our portfolio in Milan and Rome on April 17th and 19th, 2018. One of the two demos presented was the management of a hybrid cloud environment with the Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Red Hat CloudForms.
The event information and agenda is available at:
Continue reading “Infrastructure Tour Italy Part 1”
Some time ago I walked through installing the Cloud management solution known as CloudForms in a container. While this was fun, it was not really feasible and quickly ran into limitations in use.
In CloudForms 4.6 deploying CloudForms on top of OpenShift is fully supported and we will post more information about this soon.
The real solution is pulling this example into the Red Hat Demo Central collection and put it on a Cloud solution based on open technologies. This gives you the chance to go from your laptop, to Cloud installation and onwards to a Cloud Operations solution in just minutes.
Let’s take a look at how this works, shall we?
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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.
Continue reading “Ansible Automation inside Red Hat CloudForms (Summary)”
This article is a follow up on our previous blog post VMware provisioning example using Ansible, where we deployed a simple virtual machine on VMware using Ansible from the CloudForms service catalog. In this week’s demonstration, we go a step further and provision a multi-tier application on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Once provisioned, the application lifecycle, as well as all day 2 operations are performed from Red Hat CloudForms.
Continue reading “Multi-tier Application Deployment using Ansible and CloudForms (Video)”
Christian Jung recently posted another interesting article as a follow-up on Best Practice Recommendations for Automate. This time, he focuses on setting up Continuous Integration for Red Hat CloudForms.
Continue reading “Implementing Continuous Integration for CloudForms using Git and Travis”
This document is to position two different types of integration with a CMDB and Red Hat CloudForms.
We discuss the use of HP uCMDB because it supports both types of integration but also other CMDBs are available such as Service-Now.
The two types of integration are known as;
Pull – Where by the information/data is collected (Pulled) by the CMDB from the end points. CMDB Server initiated.
Push – Where by the information/data is sent (Pushed) to the CMDB server by the end point. Endpoint initiated.
Other CMDB servers may not support a PULL approach at which point you have only the PULL solution as the only option.
We shall now dive deep into each integration type.
A few days ago, Michele Naldini posted a series on the Red Hat Developer Blog about how to build a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) using Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat OpenStack Platform.
Red Hat CloudForms allows to more quickly deploy and scale Red Hat OpenStack Platform (also known as OSP) private clouds, combine existing IT infrastructure investments, and federate public cloud deployments. This series includes both background information and hands-on tips to implement a full SDDC in practice.
Continue reading “Build your Software Defined Data Center with Red Hat CloudForms and OpenStack”
Few days ago one of our fellows, Christian Jung, published a very good article explaining best practices while coding Ruby code inside Red Hat CloudForms.
Continue reading “Best Practice Recommendations for Automate”