AWS Multi – AZ Ansible Tower Cluster backed by RDS and fronted by ALB

Ever wondered how you could run ansible tower in clustered mode across multiple AZ in AWS?  This post will describe how you can build the following architecture:   First, build 3 ec2 instances each in a different AZ’s. You should be more than ok with t2.large instance sizes. The subnets in the VPC can be private. Read more about AWS Multi – AZ Ansible Tower Cluster backed by RDS and fronted by ALB[…]

OpenShift on RHV Automated, Secure and Transparent

Red Hat Virtualization and the OpenShift Container Platform go far back. Both products are very well integrated and share security features like svirt and cgroups which are a core security component of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Svirt allows you to run your virtual instances as well as containers in full tenant isolation mode whereas cgroups Read more about OpenShift on RHV Automated, Secure and Transparent[…]

VTUG 2018 Automating Container Deployment on Virtualization with Ansible: OpenShift on Red Hat Virtualization

Attached find the deck I presented at the VTUG in the New England Patriots stadium. It was a great experience. Thank you very much for attending my talk!

ansible-container fix mysql_config not found issue

It has to be noted that ansible-container is not a supported redhat product. So everything you see here is unsupported. If you want to use ansible to package containers look at the Ansible Playbook Bundle in OpenShift. I thought it would be a good idea to see where ansible container is. My goal was to create a Read more about ansible-container fix mysql_config not found issue[…]

ServiceNow (snow) inventory for Ansible Tower 3.2.1

If you are a ServiceNow user you can now go to https://github.com/ServiceNowITOM/ansible-sn-inventory use the dynamic inventory available to sync CI items from Service Now to ansible tower. This tutorial will show what you need to do to make this happen on ansible tower 3.2.1. A big thanks to Reuben Stump, Alex Mittell for writing this integration. Read more about ServiceNow (snow) inventory for Ansible Tower 3.2.1[…]

RHV 4.1 / RHEV 4.1 Dynamic Inventory For Ansible Tower

Out of the box Ansible Tower 3.1.2 does not come with the Red Hat Virtualization 4.0 provider. You will find the instructions here to get it working: Step 1: SSH into the ansible tower [dobby@dobby ~]$ ssh root@tower.local.domb.com Step 2: Install ovirt-engine-sdk-python [root@towerldo ~]# yum install ovirt-engine-sdk-python Step 3: cd into /opt/rh and get the Read more about RHV 4.1 / RHEV 4.1 Dynamic Inventory For Ansible Tower[…]

CloudForms Ansible Tower Inventory fix

Unfortunately the latest version of Ansible Tower 3.2.1 is not able to connect to CloudForms due to a bug in the inventory file cloudforms.py If you need a fix for it until it is fixed downstream in the next tower release you can use mine (not supported of course) The PR is here: https://github.com/ansible/ansible/pull/31760 fix Read more about CloudForms Ansible Tower Inventory fix[…]

awx ansible on rhel

As you probably read we did opensource ansible tower https://github.com/ansible/awx . This was a big and necessary step to follow the red hat way of being truly opensource. Thanks to Jeff Geerling we also have a role https://galaxy.ansible.com/geerlingguy/awx/ to install awx. To install AWX on RHEL (remember this is not supported by GSS) you need to Read more about awx ansible on rhel[…]

CloudForms 4.5 RHV 4.1 Management by Ansible Automation Inside (Part 2 Create a Button)

Part 2 is going to show you how you can run the catalog item created in Part 1 from a custom button. Go to Automation – Automate – Customization – Buttons. Click on Cluster / Deployment role and create a new Button Group Now click on Configuration – Add New Button and add the following Read more about CloudForms 4.5 RHV 4.1 Management by Ansible Automation Inside (Part 2 Create a Button)[…]

CloudForms 4.5 RHV 4.1 Management by Ansible Automation Inside (Part 1 Create Service Dialog)

This post will explain what steps you need to go through to enable the ansible management of RHV on the first release of CFME 4.5. I assume that you’ve already enabled the Embedded Ansible role in Configuration – Server Control (enabling ansible automation inside can take up to 7-10 minutes) . CloudForms 4.5 comes with Read more about CloudForms 4.5 RHV 4.1 Management by Ansible Automation Inside (Part 1 Create Service Dialog)[…]


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