SS45267 – Automation and configuration management across hybrid clouds with Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Satellite 6, and Ansible Tower by Red Hat

Today a dream came true for me by getting the honor to present at Red Hat Summit in SF 2016 “Automation and configuration management across hybrid clouds with CloudForms, Satellite6 and Ansible Tower“. When I joined Trivadis in 2006 Daniel Steiner who was a Senior Linux Engineer took me under his wings (He had earned a Red Hat Fedora when he passed his RHCE before 2006) I told him that one day I will be speaking at Red Hat Summit. So today is that day. My gratitude goes to him for inspiring me to go down this path.

I am posting my slide deck as well as the 2 videos so that you can review the potential of the Red Hat management suite.

Red Hat CloudForms made huge progress in the last few releases. As you may know we added an Azure provider in 4.0 and now a Google Compute Provider in 4.1. As a bonus we also have integration into Ansible Tower which makes automation a whole lot easier. Having Google as a provider is great as we now can triage application (OpenShift Dedicated, Puppet, Ansible) and instance provisioning between the 3 major cloud providers Google, Azure and AWS.

On top of that you are now able to use Satellite 6 and Ansible Tower for configuration management. This opens unlimited possibilities in terms of system and application configuration management as you can provision on premise or off premise across hybrid clouds and run the same configuration management role/class/container stack everywhere you go.

My talk at Summit shows the above but more importantly on how CloudForms, Satellite 6, and Ansible Tower integrate with each other and what you can do with it. That said with a CMP that integrates automation/orchestration and configuration management/content management the “sky” is the limit.

Other improvements are highlighted by Lucy Kerner she shows the capability of doing scap scans on VM’s and re mediating the non compliant configurations via CloudForms Ansible Tower and Satellite 6. Compliance, security automation, and remediation with Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Satellite, and Ansible Tower by Red Hat

Here is my presentation Automation and configuration management across hybrid clouds with Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Satellite 6, and Ansible Tower by Red Hat

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Sources:

https://github.com/RedHatEMEA/soe-ci (Satellite 6 CI/CD)
https://github.com/rhtconsulting/miq-ci (CloudForms CI/CD)
https://github.com/ldomb (puppet modules + cloud init)

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