USE CASE:

Provisioning

Automate, manage, and connect all stages of an application lifecycle

From traditional bare metal through serverless or function-as-a-service, automating infrastructure provisioning is the first step in automating the operational life cycle of your applications. Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform can provision the latest cloud platforms, virtualized hosts and hypervisors, network devices, and bare-metal servers.

After bootstrapping, nodes can be connected to storage, added to a load balancer, security patched, or any number of other operational tasks by separate teams. In essence, Ansible Automation Platform becomes the connecting tool in any of your process pipelines—taking bare infrastructure right through to day-to-day management, automatically.

Provisioning-Diagram

Provisioning with Ansible allows you to seamlessly transition into configuration management, orchestration, and application deployment using the same simple, human-readable automation language.

Infrastructure Platforms

Bare metal

Underneath virtualization and cloud platforms there is always the physical server. When it's your own cloud or hypervisor system, you still need to provision bare metal some of the time. Ansible Automation Platform integrates with many datacenter management tools to both invoke and enact the provisioning steps required.

Virtualized

Hypervisors, virtual storage and virtual networks – the transition from physical devices as the base platform has opened up increasingly diverse scenarios at previously unavailable scale. Tame the complexity with Ansible Automation Platform to simplify the experience of cross platform management. The large selection of available modules gives you the flexibility and choice to manage your diverse environment.

Networks

Ansible’s network automation capabilities allows users to configure, validate and ensure continuous compliance for physical network devices. Ansible is the only language that can easily provision across multi-vendor environments, often replacing the need for manual processes that exist across network environments.

Storage

Ansible Automation Platform can provision and manage storage in your infrastructure. Whether it's software-defined  storage, cloud-based storage, or even hardware storage appliances, you can find a module to leverage Ansible’s common, powerful language.

Cloud

Public Cloud

Ansible is packaged with hundreds of modules supporting services on the largest public cloud platforms. Compute, storage, and networking modules allow playbooks to directly provision these services. Ansible can even act as an orchestrator of other popular provisioning tools–giving you high level, self documented, workflows.

Private Cloud

One of the easiest ways to deploy, configure and orchestrate OpenStack private cloud is by using Ansible. Ansible can be used to provision the underlying infrastructure, install services, add compute hosts, and more. Once the underlying environment is provisioned, Ansible can also be used to provision resources, services, and applications inside your cloud.

Self-Service with automation controller

Automation controller helps you scale IT automation, manage complex deployments, and speed productivity. Centralize and control your IT infrastructure with a visual dashboard, role-based access control, job scheduling, integrated notifications, and graphical inventory management. Automation controller's REST API and CLI make it easy to embed automation controller into existing tools and processes.

 

Related Resources

icon-paper-lined

Deep dive into Trend Micro Deep Security integration modules

BLOG

Learn about the supported collection for TrendMicro Deep Security.

icon-paper-lined

Automating a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 installation using the VMware REST Ansible collection

BLOG

Learn about managing virtual machines with this VMware collection.

Dynamic infrastructure provisioning with Red Hat Ansible Automation

VIDEO

Red Hat Ansible can be used for end-to-end infrastructure provisioning—from bare metal to apps running on Red Hat OpenShift.

Talk to Ansible Experts. We're here to help.

REQUEST MORE INFO