What is Ansible?

No matter your role, or your automation goals, Ansible can help you connect teams and deliver efficiencies.

Ansible is an open source IT automation engine that automates provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, orchestration, and many other IT processes. It is free to use, and the project benefits from the experience and intelligence of its thousands of contributors.

Red Hat® Ansible Automation Platform combines more than a dozen upstream projects into a unified, security-hardened enterprise platform for mission-critical automation. It builds on the foundation of the open source project to create an end-to-end automation experience for cross-functional teams.

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Automate Policy as Code for consistency and compliance

Ansible’s automated Policy as Code capabilities will help you automate compliance and policy enforcement across the full operational life cycle that now includes AI—from creating automation to managing IT processes at scale. Join the Ansible Policy as Code advocacy group to learn best practices, share your ideas with others, and help to shape this technology as it develops.

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Ready to move from patchwork to platform?

You already know the benefits of upstream Ansible tools. But if your organization is ready to take automation to the next level, it's time to consider Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. It delivers more capabilities-like event-driven automation and generative AI-that reduce manual effort and increase efficiency, as well as enhanced security and end-to-end technical support.

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Ansible collections

With Ansible Galaxy, you can jump-start your automation with pre-packaged roles and collections. Use this content in Ansible Playbooks to automate your work faster and improve productivity.

Featured collections


Build, deploy, and manage multi-cloud application infrastructure at scale by automating Kafka, WildFly, Infinispan, Keyclock and more with the Ansible Middleware Collections.

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Automate the provisioning and maintenance of Kubernetes and OpenShift clusters as well as the management of applications with the kubernetes.core Collection.

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Manage all your VMWare infrastructure, including vSphere, the Datacenters, Clusters and your Virtual Machines with the Ansible community.vmware Collection.

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Automation adoption

Expanding automation in your organization requires expertise in both technology and culture. Red Hat excels in creating and supporting successful communities, and we can help you build yours.

Ansible ecosystem

The projects in the Ansible collaborative let you expand automation to an unlimited set of use cases.

Ansible Core

Learn about the Ansible programming language, automation tooling, and architectural framework.

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Event-Driven Ansible

Subscribe to event sources to scale automation and deliver more efficient IT operations.

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Developer tools

Use tooling to develop and test Ansible content for consistent, trusted automation.

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