• Red Hat Ansible Automation – architecture and fe...

    • 1:29 PM, Mar 10

    Red Hat Ansible Automation is an open source automation platform. It is suitable for both low-level automation, which connects directly to each of the elements separately, and high-level, which is implemented through dedicated controllers from other manufacturers. In addition to the automation of other Red Hat Solutions, it also automat products and solutions from other

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  • Ansible, part IV – Variables and Jinja2 Template...

    • 2:09 PM, Feb 3

    Variables are used to store various types of data. Their values usually depend on the location or context in which they are located. Variables can be completely independent entities or grouped together with other variables, to describe or parameterize a given object. For this purpose, we can use the structure of a dictionary, which groups

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  • Service Orchestration – let’s warm-up!

    • 11:46 AM, Nov 4

    Orchestration simplifies the process of provisioning and providing services. It is highly conditioned by the automation of all tasks related to these processes. It applies to the network automation as well as automation of platforms and systems in which services will be launched and maintained. Below we’ve shown an example of architecture oriented to support

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  • Meetup Online #2 | The role of open virtualization...

    • 11:53 AM, Sep 16

    Did you know that over 72% of users use more than one virtualization platform? And as many as 60% of enterprises use open-source solutions? That is why open virtualization is the main theme of our new meetup, which we organize together with Storware and Red Hat! CLICK TO REGISTER! On October 13, industry experts associated

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  • Ansible, part III – YAML and Playbooks

    • 9:00 AM, Aug 26

    In the previous article, we showed how useful are ad-hoc commands. They allow us to run individual tasks on multiple nodes. Ad hoc commands are used on an ad hoc basis, hence their name. Their limitation is that they can only perform one module with one set of arguments at a time. It happens, that

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  • Ansible, part II – modules and ad-hoc commands

    • 10:45 AM, Jun 23

    Sending ad-hoc commands is very simple and at the same time opens up many very useful possibilities. Thanks to them, we can conveniently issue single command on one or many nodes. Issuing such commands allows among others: querying for various statuses, compliance verification, configuration backup, node or service restart, file, package and user accounts management,

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  • Ansible, part I – basics and inventory

    • 10:05 AM, Jun 8

    Making changes manually is tedious, and problematic in terms of documenting. Ansible addresses both of these problems. It’s great for what we don’t like. It is doing the same thing on many elements. In addition, the resulting YAML file becomes a form of documentation. It certainly will not replace the typical documentation with diagrams, tables

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  • Automation in practice

    • 11:32 AM, May 25

    When we hear about automation, we often see the image of robots and machines replacing people and taking their jobs. Let’s not go to extremes and let’s not be deceived by these myths. Let’s look at it from a different perspective. Automation in practice – let’s warm-up! To perform low-level, repetitive and monotonous activities, you

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  • Self-Service Backup Automation using CloudForms wi...

    • 6:06 AM, Sep 10

    Growing market expectations to deliver services on demand with minimized waiting time has strong influence on IT services. It can be observed that during past years the central point of interest of IT services is automation of all parts that can be automated. Most business processes went through transformation to exclude as many wastes as

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  • How to use Roles. Ansible for oVirt/RHV – Part I...

    • 9:44 AM, Aug 6

    Last time we spent some time to understand how Ansible works with RHV/oVirt infrastructure. We discussed all necessary packages and tools we need to start our first automation task. Then finally we were able to write and execute out first playbook against our demo RHV infrastructure. That was last time. In this post we will

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