ServiceNow (snow) inventory for Ansible Tower 3.2.1

Unfortunately https://github.com/ServiceNowITOM/ansible-sn-inventoryis NOT compatible with Ansible Tower. So I decided to give it a shot and make it work with the latest Ansible Tower version of 3.2.1. Step 1. Install the python-configparser from epel 

Step 2. create the file now.ini and place it in /etc/ansible/now.ini You can find the file here:  now.ini Modify the instance, 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)[…]

Embracing Multi-Cloud with CloudForms June 14th 2017

I was speaking at the “IT Modernization with Open Management and Containers” event in Rochester, NY June 14th. The talk was covering how you can embrace cloud get insights into the different players like AWS, GCP, Azure and manage your instances and services through the CloudForms Management Engine. Here are the slides to the presentation:

S102320 – Button push deployments with integrated Red Hat Management

Red Hat Summit is already over. There was an unbelievable energy during the 4 days of the Summit. If you were not able to make it to our session S102320 – Button push deployments with integrated Red Hat Management you can review it now: The demo can be found here:

Red Hat Summit 2017 Button Push Deployments With Integrated Red Hat Open Management DEMO

So here we are again. In less then a week I will be speaking again at Red Hat Summit. Last year I showed how you can deploy multi-tier multi-host applications across AWS, GCP, Azure and RHV with CloudForms, Satellite6 and Ansible Tower. A year went by but requests from customers wanting to testdrive the power Read more about Red Hat Summit 2017 Button Push Deployments With Integrated Red Hat Open Management DEMO[…]


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