A session with two best experts in the industry -> Mr. Sreejith Anujan & Mr. Arun Eapen.👨‍💻

Automation:

➡️ Focus on many small tasks rather than a big complex process.

➡️ Review what others have automated.

➡️ Treat automation like software.

➡️ Think out of the box.

➡️ Just one person patch hundered of systems with automation jobs.

The business value of Red Hat Ansible Tower summary

IDC conducted research on the value and benefits of organizations using Red Hat Ansible Automation to standardize and automate IT operations and configuration. Ansible Automation users report increased IT and DevOps agility and better cost control for infrastructure and cloud resources. Based on IDC’s calculations, these Red Hat Ansible Automation users realized benefits worth $1.17 million per organization per year.

Remediation of the issue can be automated by Ansible, following your pre-defined processes, at the application layer, infrastructure layer, or anywhere in your IT environment.

DevOps teams that use Ansible to describe their IT environment — applications and underlying infrastructure — can repurpose the same Ansible roles and Playbooks used for application deployment and cloud provisioning, to also take corrective action when necessary.

Secure your systems, simply

Ansible allows you to simply define your systems for security. Ansible’s easily understood Playbook syntax allows you to define secure any part of your system, whether it’s setting firewall rules, locking down users and groups, or applying custom security policies. Ansible comes with a library of over 750 included automation modules, allowing you to quickly perform tasks without complicated scripting and Ansible’s easily reusable roles let you write your automation procedures once and use them across your entire infrastructure.

Plus, when the need arrives to perform a one-off task like quickly applying a security patch from a vendor, Ansible’s command support allows you to get things done across your infrastructure with one simple command.

Ansible Tower

Ansible Tower (formerly ‘AWX’) is a web-based solution that makes Ansible even easier to use for IT teams of all kinds. It’s designed to be the hub for all of your automation tasks.

Tower allows you to control access to who can access what, even allowing sharing of SSH credentials without someone being able to transfer those credentials. Inventory can be graphically managed or synced with a wide variety of cloud sources. It logs all of your jobs, integrates well with LDAP, and has an amazing browsable REST API. Command-line tools are available for easy integration with Jenkins as well. Provisioning callbacks provide great support for autoscaling topologies.

➡️ Automation is a process that operates automatically for Configuration, provisioning, third party solutions integration etc etc.

➡️ With automation we can achieve role based access control, scale our infrastructure within a second, create workflows etc etc.

➡️ Ansible tower 🗼 provide us orchestration feature that creates multi node cluster setup which help us in scaling, suppose if our one controller node goes down while running the playbook, so we can’t loose the progress because our playbook is also deploying with other controller node at Scalable side.

➡️ Ansible tower features : api, webui, workflows, job updates, job scheduling, credentials etc etc.

➡️ Job template defines the playbooks in ansible tower.

➡️ Credentials is a way to authenticate to the major clouds like aws, azure, gcp etc etc.

that’s all, overall session was great.

Thank you !!!

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