Use pre-packaged modules, roles, playbooks, and plug-ins to integrate and manage your systems and applications with Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform.
A part of your Ansible Automation Platform subscription, Ansible Content Collections contain Red Hat Ansible Certified Content and Ansible validated content from Red Hat and more than 60 trusted industry-leading partners.
Easily integrate your automation with industry-leading platforms using pre-built, fully supported certified automation content from our partners and Red Hat.
Red Hat Ansible Certified Content includes collections from Arista, Aruba, CheckPoint, Cisco, CyberArk, Dynatrace, SAP, ServiceNow, and many more.
Follow an expert-led path for performing operational tasks in a variety of platforms provided by Red Hat and our trusted partners.
Ansible validated content is shareable and reusable so that your teams can collaborate and standardize on a set of best practices around a variety of automation use cases including infrastructure, cloud, networking, security and edge.You also can customize Ansible validated content for your unique needs and environment.
Included with your Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform subscription.
What is a "collection"?
An Ansible Content Collection, or “collection” for short, is a format for organizing content. It has a directory structure with complimentary tooling that includes multiple content types, modules, plug-ins, roles, and more—in a singular portable format.
A collection has a consistent format that allows content creators to ship bundles of modules, plug-ins, roles, and documentation together. The collections are tested to work with specific versions of Ansible Automation Platform. Collections are developed and released asynchronously from releases of Ansible Automation Platform—so you get more content, faster.
Red Hat Ansible Certified Content Collections integrate into specific Red Hat and partner platforms. Validated content targets operations and is generally packaged per use case—and sometimes for a specific use case on a specific platform.
What is the difference between Red Hat Ansible Certified Content Collections and Ansible validated content?
While Red Hat Ansible Certified Content Collections focus on how to integrate with Red Hat and partner platforms (typically in the form of modules, roles, playbooks, plug ins, and/or documentation), Ansible validated content offers opinionated guidance for how to perform operations or tasks in Red Hat and partner platforms (typically in the form of roles or playbooks). Some validated content may build upon a Red Hat Ansible Certified Content Collection to streamline the use of the collection.
Which collections are officially maintained by Red Hat?
Are all Ansible Content Collections fully supported by the Red Hat support team?
No, only Red Hat Ansible Certified Content is supported.
Because Ansible validated content is customizable, it is not supported. However, it is curated and tested by Red Hat to work in production with Ansible Automation Platform.
Community content that resides in galaxy.ansible.com is only supported by the community and is not tested to work in production with Ansible Automation Platform.
What do you mean by "validated"?
Why isn't Ansible validated content supported?
Accelerate your automation projects with trusted, consistent, pre-built integration content and expert-led guidance. Content creators can develop new collections without waiting for the next Ansible Automation Platform release
Improve cross-team collaboration and ensure consistency and standardization by sharing Ansible Content Collections. Collections are also reusable, which means less manual repetition each time you deploy or update systems.
Ansible Content Collections are developed with input from Red Hat, making them more security-focused, reliable, and enterprise-ready than community content. Content signing reduces the chance of security risks.
Forrester Wave: Infrastructure automation platforms Q3 2020. Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform emerged as a leader because of the solution’s integration capabilities and its model editing capabilities.
Configure automation hub to deliver curated collection content to your users.
Ease your customers' integration with and use of automation in your products and platforms by developing and delivering Ansible content