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:

Register hosts to Satellite6 via CloudForms and Ansible Tower part 3

In the first two parts of the blog series you’ve learned how you can create an inventory synchronizing Ansible Tower with CloudForms, create a Job Template in Ansible Tower and auto generate a service catalog item in CloudForms from the Job Template under the configuration management tab. You’ve also learned how you can create a Read more about Register hosts to Satellite6 via CloudForms and Ansible Tower part 3[…]

Register hosts to Satellite6 via CloudForms and Ansible Tower part 4

This post will walk you through how to customize the service dialog which we created in the previous post so that we pull the following values via api calls from Satellite6: – Activation Keys – Organization – Location – Hostgroups The end goal will look like this Step 1 First you will need to pull Read more about Register hosts to Satellite6 via CloudForms and Ansible Tower part 4[…]

Register hosts to Satellite6 via CloudForms and Ansible Tower part 2

This post will show you how to add Ansible Tower as a provider in CloudForms, discover and create a catalog item out of a job template we’ve created and order the catalog item via self service portal. If you followed part 1 you now have a fully functional Ansible Tower which we can add as Read more about Register hosts to Satellite6 via CloudForms and Ansible Tower part 2[…]

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 Read more about 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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