Cloudforms

Register hosts to Satellite6 via CloudForms and Ansible Tower part 1

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CloudForms is the single pane of glass for virtual machines, cloud instances, and baremetal servers provisioned via Satellite 6. Since we added support for Ansible Tower we can do a lot of magic as we can now call Ansible Tower via CloudForms. What does that mean for operations and orchestration? Let’s say we have the… Read More »Register hosts to Satellite6 via CloudForms and Ansible Tower part 1

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

Build a RHEL Cloud Image for GCE

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This is a brief tutorial on how you can create a Red Hat Enterprise Linux cloud image for Googles Compute Engine. These instructions are meant for a Linux hosts which runs KVM. 1. Download the GCE Tools google-cloud-sdk so you can create and upload the future image. You will need to have internet connection as… Read More »Build a RHEL Cloud Image for GCE

Cloudforms / ManageIQ automation and centralized logging with logstash kibana and elasticsearch

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Cloudforms / ManageIQ has a very powerful automation engine. There is basically nothing you can’t do with it. You could even trigger an api call to make coffee during a provisioning run. But what if your provisioning fails? Every step which is executed by the cloudforms automation engine gets logged into /var/www/miq/vmdb/log/evm.log or /var/www/miq/vmdb/log/automation.log. As… Read More »Cloudforms / ManageIQ automation and centralized logging with logstash kibana and elasticsearch