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Feature Set Ratings

    Workload Automation

    8.0

    CA Scheduler Job Management

    80%

    Ansible

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    CA Scheduler Job Management ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Logging

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Analysis and visualization

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.0

    CA Scheduler Job Management

    70%
    1 Rating
    8.6

    Ansible

    86%
    29 Ratings

    Performance

    CA Scheduler Job Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    Ansible

    87%
    10 Ratings

    Support Rating

    CA Scheduler Job Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8

    Ansible

    78%
    4 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    CA Scheduler Job Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Ansible

    86%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Broadcom

    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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    Red Hat

    That is a big task for all the functionality now in Ansible Collections - Ethernet Networking, Fibre Channel Networking, Wireless networking, LB/ADC configuration & changes. Storage config and changes, VMware provisioning and changes, Windows Desktop provision when paired w/ a tool like Zuul, Workflow integration w/ ServiceNow (SNOW), Testing framework such as Molecule really all you to ensure what you have in your playbooks is solid...prior to deployment not when released to your consumers; Critical. Consistent runbooks instead of managing tons of scripts allows for cross-team training and functionality in a true disaster scenario. Additionally, conversion tools from other IT automation offerings Puppet and Chef, integration into Cloud environments. The list grows daily so jump in the water is just right!
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    Pros

    Broadcom

    • 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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    Red Hat

    • Agentless. For our implementation, this is the single biggest factor. If we have to touch the machine and install an agent before we can start managing it, that's already too much effort and slows us down.
    • Re-entrant. This is not unique to Ansible, but certainly a huge improvement over custom scripts and such. Because it's such a huge effort to make scripts re-entrant, most of our scripts did not allow an elegant way to recover on failure. Manually cleaning up the half-attempt and re-trying is still too cumbersome, and being able to just re-run Ansible is a great improvement!
    • Infrastructure as code. This is new to Ansible, and there are still a few minor bugs with their AWS modules, but it's been a huge help being able to define our infrastructure in an Ansible playbook, commit it to source control, and use one tool for all our DevOps tasks.
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    Cons

    Broadcom

    • Monitoring interface could make better use of screen colours
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    Red Hat

    • Ansible Tower is a paid service, which can be annoying at times. But that is understandable, as it requires an additional level of support from the Ansible team to develop.
    • There is a decently large learning curve for someone not familiar with setting up Unix environments. However, there is a very large support community with tons of documentation, so it's not a dealbreaker.
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    Pricing Details

    CA Scheduler Job Management

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    CA Scheduler Job Management editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Ansible

      Starting Price

      $5,000 per year

      Editions & Modules

      Ansible editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Basic Tower5,0001
      Enterprise Tower10,0002
      Premium Tower14,0003

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Performance

      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      Red Hat

      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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      Support Rating

      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      Red Hat

      There is a lot of good documentation that Ansible and Red Hat provide which should help get someone started with making Ansible useful. But once you get to more complicated scenarios, you will benefit from learning from others. I have not used Red Hat support for work with Ansible, but many of the online resources are helpful.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Broadcom

      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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      Red Hat

      Ansible is a great product, which we really love as it is compatible running along side and with other DevOps tool. The integration features allows other teams to participate in our shared objective. Ansible is easy to use as many programmers are familiar with Python and RHEL. We selected Ansible because its easy barrier to entry and pricing model for new users with not many nodes to manage. We will continue to develop and on-board teams and monitor the scaling abilities of Ansible.
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      Return on Investment

      Broadcom

      • Being decommissioned due to software rationalisation.
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      Red Hat

      • 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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