Automating execution environment image builds with GitHub Actions

November 11, 2021 by Colin McNaughton

Ansible Automation Platform 2 leverages containers dubbed automation execution environments which bundle in collection, python and platform dependencies to provide predictable, self-contained automation spaces that can be easily distributed across an organization.

In addition, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform introduced tools such as execution environment builder, used to create execution environments, and automation content navigator, used to inspect images and execute automation within execution environments. These tools themselves are also highly automatable and can be included in workflows to automatically generate environments to support the execution of automation throughout the organization.

For this demonstration, let's cut to film where I’ll walk through a demo scenario and verify along the way that we’re on the right track. Additionally, you can fork the repository for your own proof of concept.

 

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ansible-navigator, Automation content navigator, Automation execution environments, ansible-builder, Ansible content tools


 

Colin McNaughton

Colin McNaughton is a Principal Technical Marketing Manager for Ansible Automation. Colin has been with Red Hat for 7 years and, prior to this position, served as a Solution Architect in the southeast helping organizations grow their automation strategy. He has lived in NC for the past decade with his wife and two kids.


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