Deploy and build containers on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4 via CloudForms 4.2 self service

I had multiple requests if CloudForms is able to provision containers via self service to the Red Hat OpenShift container platform. I liked the idea as you can not expect from every developer in your company to know how to create templates or build configs. I will walk you through, step by step how this Read more about Deploy and build containers on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4 via CloudForms 4.2 self service[…]

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 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[…]

Register hosts to Satellite6 via CloudForms and Ansible Tower part 1

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 about 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

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[…]

Build a RHEL Cloud Image for GCE

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 about Build a RHEL Cloud Image for GCE[…]

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

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 about Cloudforms / ManageIQ automation and centralized logging with logstash kibana and elasticsearch[…]


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