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.
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Debugging might not be one of your favorite things to do, but when your automation fails it is good to know where to look to find information and troubleshoot. In this blog post, we investigate how to make sure Ansible Automation is correctly configured inside CloudForms, and how to troubleshoot issues that might occur when running Ansible Automation. Content for this blog post is based on the knowledge base article published on Red Hat Customer Portal.
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Today marks the general availability of Red Hat CloudForms 4.5, as announced in the recent Press Release. One of the key highlights of the release is the introduction of Ansible Automation Inside, which provides a simple, powerful, human readable automation language, directly accessible from within CloudForms.
In addition, several enhancements are added to the multi-cloud management platform, including a new storage provider for Amazon Web Services, metrics and container improvements for OpenShift, and additional features for OpenStack. Let’s take a look at some of these improvements.
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Today, Wednesday 20th May 2015 I presented the following deck to OpenStack Summit @ Vancouver. Its all ManageIQ branded, e.g. the upstream to Red Hat CloudForms. The videos have NO audio as I spoke over, if I get the audio sometime I will update! UPDATED…… you can watch the OpenStack show video of the presentation – HERE
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Here is a lab I put together for a recent event, it was well received and I think it is very valuable to the ManageIQ and CloudForms user bases.
In the lab you will GET and POST RESTapi actions. Its a basic look at some common use cases such as,
- Query a VM’s hardware inventory.
- Query the VMS for any who are tagged with “Function/Database”
- Show the tags on a specific VM
- Create new Category and Tag in the appliance
- Assign a Category/Tag to a VM
- Provision a VM
- Query the status of the Provision request.
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Here is the list of GEMs and their info that are included in the CLOUDFORMS 5.3.0 appliance. I thought it would be useful to post, I need this recently for some work I am doing. It was really easy as most things in CLOUDFORMS usually are I simply wrote some ruby to utilise an existing gem called GEMS, that pulls this data from rubygems.org. I wrapped the code in some file open and close, e.g. I dumped the list of gems in the appliance using “gem list > gems.txt” then had my little nugget of code read that in. Here it is.
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UPDATED : Video version of this blog…..found here… http://youtu.be/RDcIIyYK044
So this Shell-Shock stuff is hitting the press quite a bit!
Fncy finding out really quickly if your Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 systems are patched correctly? Even if they are turned off right now? Wow that is clever not even the virtual infrastructure players can do that…I know…its cool. Here it is..
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So for the past few years Savon v1.1.0 has been the default GEM in the appliance. Heres a scoop! In future releases, and the upstream builds have Savon v2.
What does this mean? Well v2 has a slightly different syntax to its connections and function call. Here is a v2 SOAP example:
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Very excited about this one, if you have not seen Ravello, check it out http://www.ravellosystems.com, here is a summary…
“Run VMWare workload in AWS”
Whats even cooler, you can actually run hypervisors in AWS, which if you have been playing with EC2 you will know is impossible with them, without some sorcery!
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CloudFORMS has workflows for many different tasks including approval, quotas and placement to name just a few. This blog entry is going to add to the placement category of workflows. A previous post of mine showed how you could place new workloads NOT_NEAR “Workload Placement by Type (Not Near That)” other workloads which I still think is really cool. This placement workflow is quite simple, it matches template tags against cluster tags. Example;
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