Integration with Ansible

Ansible is an open source community project sponsored by Red Hat, it’s the simplest way to automate IT. Ansible is the only automation language that can be used across entire IT teams from systems and network administrators to developers and managers.

About Ansible

Ansible is an open-source automation tool that simplifies complex IT tasks such as configuration management, application deployment, and orchestration. Developed by Red Hat, Ansible uses a simple, human-readable language called YAML to define automation tasks and an agentless architecture that relies on SSH for remote execution. Companies seeking to streamline their IT operations, reduce manual intervention, and enhance consistency and reliability across their infrastructure rely on Ansible for its simplicity, flexibility, and wide range of supported modules.

Ansible's Integration with Apache CloudStack

Apache CloudStack provides an Ansible module that enables seamless integration with Ansible playbooks, allowing administrators to automate CloudStack tasks and orchestrate complex workflows. This integration facilitates a unified and simplified management experience, enabling the use of Ansible to manage and automate CloudStack resources alongside other infrastructure components. The combination of CloudStack and Ansible empowers organizations to streamline their cloud infrastructure management and enhance operational efficiency through automation.

Pros

Easy to learn with an agentless architecture, suitable for diverse automation needs.

Cons

Might face scalability issues in very large environments.

Ease of Implementation

Easy.

Ease of Use

High.

Total Cost of Ownership

Low upfront costs, potential long-term cost savings due to increased efficiency.

Support

Red Hat offers commercial support for Ansible Automation Platform, including 24/7 technical support, product updates, and self-service resources. Community support is available through mailing lists and forums.

Supported Integrations

Ansible, a powerful open-source automation and configuration management tool, integrates smoothly with Apache CloudStack, allowing administrators to automate and streamline the provisioning and management of their cloud infrastructure. This integration simplifies cloud management tasks, reduces human error, and speeds up deployments. By utilizing Ansible and Apache CloudStack together, organizations can achieve greater efficiency and agility in managing their IT infrastructure, enabling them to meet their specific business requirements and drive innovation.

Resources

Installation Guide

Ansible and Apache CloudStack Guide

Video

CloudStack with Ansible

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