Category Archives: Ansible

WHAT IS A ANSIBLE TOWER?

What is a Ansible Tower?

Ansible Tower (formerly ‘AWX’) is a web-based solution that makes Ansible even more easy to use for IT teams of all kinds. It’s designed to be the hub for all of your automation tasks.

Tower allows you to control access to who can access what, even allowing sharing of SSH credentials without someone being able to transfer those credentials. Inventory can be graphically managed or synced with a wide variety of cloud sources. It logs all of your jobs, integrates well with LDAP, and has an amazing browsable REST API. Command line tools are available for easy integration with Jenkins as well. Provisioning callbacks provide great support for autoscaling topologies.

WHAT ARE ANSIBLE PLAYBOOKS?

What are ansible playbooks?

Playbooks express configuration, deployment, and orchestration in Ansible. The Playbook format is in the form of YAML. Each Playbook maps a group of hosts to a set of roles. Each role is represented by calls to Ansible call tasks.