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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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Indeni

This applies to current releases, I guess the next one will be much more comprehensive.
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Pros

  • Unlike Puppet or Chef, Ansible doesn’t use an agent on the remote host. Instead it uses SSH which is to be installed on all the systems we want to manage.
  • Ansible is written in Python, which we install on all remote host. This means that we don’t have to setup a client server environment before using Ansible.
  • Ansible can work alongside our other DevOp tool, Chef. This allows us to reach out to existing Chef teams in order to try and organize their work all under the same DevOps umbrella.
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  • Installation and initial setup.
  • Updates.
  • Communications and support from developers.
  • Looks pretty solid, few bugs.
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Cons

  • Scheduling is not included in the OSS product, requires a purchase of Ansible Tower.
  • Relies solely on a reliable SSH connection.
  • No protection against concurrent playbook runs.
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  • Hardware support.
  • Slack integration (not sure if really needed, just because many others have this).
  • Universal connector for Linux boxes.
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Alternatives Considered

I've said this before, but Ansible is a great declarative orchestrator. One thing that is both good and bad about it is that it has no store about the state of the gear it manages. With dynamic inventory, I either have to realize facts for my entire fleet or rely on prior runs writing metadata to my cloud instances and subsequent runs referencing said information from the cloud API. Contrast this to Chef which has a solr instance which lets me store information about node objects which is updated on successful converges. That store is always available for recipe use and other business processes.
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Indeni is not a substitution, I guess it can be used for operations support while Cisco Prime does configuration management and PRTG can monitor traffic and/or WAN.
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Return on Investment

  • We have been able to deploy solutions to client issues without impacting uptime.
  • Most system administration tasks have been automated so I am now free to work on architectural improvements or customer support.
  • Our customer support has improved thanks to Ansible as it has allowed me more time away from repetitive system activities so I may assist with customer questions and application testing.
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  • No, I am in the evaluation stage and cannot calculate ROI.
  • Indeni can be used to support the implementation of high-scale projects.
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Ansible

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Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Indeni

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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