Ansible Tower and its Use cases

Hello everyone,

In this article, I am gonna share my technical experience of Workshop with Redhat Experts.

Terminologies

  • Ansible Tower
  • Template
  • Playbook
  • Integration of AWS
  • CI/CD
  • Integration with Slack
  • Integration with Oracle cloud

How to scale ?Automation can help!!!

  • Review what others have automated
  • Treat automation like software
  • Think out of the box.

Note: Ansible’s YAML is easier to understand and can be learnt easily.

Ansible Tower

There may be a situation when the Controller Node (The handler node) get down, this situation will be called as single point of failure that may lead to down of complete automation. But Ansible Tower have some architecture that can handle this kind of situation, i.e.,

Ansible tower gives a clustering feature, in this we can have multiple Ansible Tower deployed and they can share a common database which is PostgreSQL and by using that we can have redundancy for our Automation and can scale the automation even if the Controller node goes down.

Template

Note: We can add some level of verbosity also, to get some extra insights of the process that is working behind the scene.

After adding the playbook, we just need to click the launch button to start the processing of our Ansible playbook.

Orchestration

Beside this, we have worked on Continuous integration/Continuous Delivery inside the Ansible tower only.

  • * With Workflow in Ansible Tower we can run Multiple playbooks, with some customized flow!!!

Ansible Collections

Automation is a core fundamental aspect, we cannot avoid Automation!!

There can be a lot of interesting and useful integrations with Ansible concepts and power of Ansible tower.

I am a tech enthusiast, researcher and work for integrations. I love to explore and learn about the new technologies and their right concepts from its core.