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Likelihood to Recommend

Ansible

Ansible did a great job helping us patch simple security vulnerabilities on many servers. The code for the fix were no more than about 100 lines. We patched each vulnerability in about 10 minutes. We patched both the HeartBleed/OpenSSH along with the Shellshock Bash vulnerability on 200+ servers in a few days.
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CA Scheduler Job Management

Job scheduling software for the IBM Mainframe is quite mature and most IBM Mainframe sites would already have one installed. It would appear to be very little reason to change from one scheduling package to another. If you were looking for a new scheduling package, CA Technologies is more likely to steer you towards their other product
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Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Ansible
CA Scheduler Job Management
8.0
Logging
Ansible
CA Scheduler Job Management
8.0
Analysis and visualization
Ansible
CA Scheduler Job Management
8.0

Pros

Ansible

  • Easy to learn programming. It just utilizes YAML which is easy to learn and doesn't take as much time to pick up.
  • Fast deployment. If you are allowed to use SSH in your architecture, it is a very fast deployment.
  • Repeatability, you can deploy a node many times and get the same result each time.
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CA Scheduler Job Management

  • Good reporting on completed schedules and jobs including highest return code of jobs.
  • ISPF interface can cope with non-standard screen sizes.
  • Easy to use ISPF interface
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Cons

Ansible

  • More difficult than something like Chef to enforce a source of truth or official playbooks in an organization
  • Ansible AWX isn't quite there yet
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CA Scheduler Job Management

  • Monitoring interface could make better use of screen colours
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Performance

Ansible

Ansible 8.4
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Ansible is very friendly to start with. With just a few configurations, you have full management to your servers. You can configure it and implement it in seconds. You can also set up a cron job to make sure it gets implemented. It suits our need perfectly. Support can be a bit hard.
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CA Scheduler Job Management

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Alternatives Considered

Ansible

I haven't used Puppet personally, but I believe Ansible is a robust solution which can serve many purposes. Puppet I'm sure is customizable in similar ways, I just don't have the experience to speak intelligently on the subject.
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CA Scheduler Job Management

All quite similar and as CA Scheduler had the smallest foot print across the agencies we support it is being decommmissioned
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Return on Investment

Ansible

  • Ansible helped me as a team lead to make sure that our DevOps goals are aligned with business goals of our explosively growing organization and infrastructure.
  • Since the standard ansible implementation is free, it makes ansible a fine tool with great return on investment
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CA Scheduler Job Management

  • Being decommissioned due to software rationalisation.
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Pricing Details

Ansible

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

CA Scheduler Job Management

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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