Ansible Automation Session (28 Dec 2020)
This interactive demo session was carried out by reputed industry specialist from RedHat which are:
- Sreejith Anujan (Principal Instructor, RedHat)
- Arun Eapen (Director -APAC, RedHat Asia Pacific)
The following points can be considered as a Summary of the session:
We tend to automate certain processes in order to reduce as much human effort as possible. Automation mainly serves the purpose of reducing human efforts for repetitive tasks.
Automation is mostly used for configuration management, infrastructure provisioning, and much more.
Scaling of resources is very important for companies for implementing continuous availability of the service.
Ansible Tower has a GUI interface which provides visual process transition. It can be used to solve the problem of multi-playbook workflows, Real Time Job Updates, Scheduling, Credentials Security etc.
Job templates consists of parameters which can be used to execute an Ansible job and are useful for repetitive execution of a common task. It can be termed as an alias for ansible playbook.
Credentials consists of username and password used for authentication purposes .