Ansible Centralized Automation Control and Configuration
Ansible Tower gives teams a centralized dashboard to oversee the deployment and inventory of the environment. The dashboard shows status of the nodes (called the inventory), recent job activities, and graphical views of the jobs completed.
Ansible Real-Time Status of Every Job
Playbook runs stream real-time job execution and status information regarding automations throughout the environment. Teams can track every successful execution, investigate failures by machine, and track jobs via the queue.
Reduce Task Complexity with Task Templates and Workflow Models
Job templates define the tasks Ansible performs on each node of the environment. Playbooks consist of many different job templates and workflows carry out the automated tasks in the required sequence.
For instance, teams can provision a machine, deploy the system configuration and a new application, initiate a testing workflow, and perform the subsequent release based on the test outcomes. With everything coordinated from a single location, Ansible reduces the time between planning, creating, verifying, packaging, releasing, configuring, and monitoring new features or fixes. Teams can even nest workflows inside other workflows, automating the entire CI/CD process.
Ansible’s additional features include:
- Complete audit history for every job as well as change tracking.
- Clustering to prevent fall over and improve availability and scalability.
- Integrated communication features with notifications.
- Job scheduling and dependency relationships to trigger new jobs based on successful outcomes.