Ansible

Ansible

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Score 8.4 out of 100
Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Overview

What is Ansible?

The Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform (acquired by Red Hat in 2015) is a foundation for building and operating automation across an organization. The platform includes tools needed to implement enterprise-wide automation, and can automate resource provisioning, and IT environments...
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Ansible Now!

7 out of 10
November 28, 2018
Ansible helps us with configuration management, application deployment, task automation. It also does IT orchestration, where we have to …
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Pricing

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Basic Tower

5,000

On Premise
per year

Enterprise Tower

10,000

On Premise
per year

Premium Tower

14,000

On Premise
per year

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Details

What is Ansible?

The Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform (acquired by Red Hat in 2015) is a foundation for building and operating automation across an organization. The platform includes tools needed to implement enterprise-wide automation, and can automate resource provisioning, and IT environments and configuration of systems and devices. It can be used in a CI/CD process to provision the target environment and to then deploy the application on it.

Its Automation Hub provides a one-stop-shop for Ansible content that is backed by support from Red Hat and its partners to deliver additional reassurance for demanding environments.

The Ansible project and Ansible Engine are open source technologies. The Ansible project is built by the community (ansible.com/community) for the benefit of the community. Ansible Engine is developed by Red Hat with the explicit intent of being used as an enterprise IT platform.

Ansible Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsLinux
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

The Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform (acquired by Red Hat in 2015) is a foundation for building and operating automation across an organization. The platform includes tools needed to implement enterprise-wide automation, and can automate resource provisioning, and IT environments and configuration of systems and devices. It can be used in a CI/CD process to provision the target environment and to then deploy the application on it.

Reviewers rate Performance highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of Ansible are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Ansible has always operated as we expected it to. It does require digging into the configuration documentation at times, especially when using some of the modules, but that's just a small learning curve. Once it's set up it runs great. We've not had any issues.
Dylan Cauwels | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Great in almost every way compared to any other configuration management software. The only thing I wish for is python3 support. Other than that, YAML is much improved compared to the Ruby of Chef. The agentless nature is incredibly convenient for managing systems quickly, and if a member of your term has no terminal experience whatsoever they can still use the UI.
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Out of the box, Ansible can be slow over a bad connection, as it's establishing an SSH connection to the target server for each little task. There are some adjustments you can make to the defaults that greatly improve performance. And if you run Ansible on the same network as the target (i.e. by using a jump box or Jenkins server), then it can be crazy fast. I'd give it a 10 for speed except that it does require these adjustments first.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Ansible is all command line unless you pay for Tower, so it is very quick because the GUI isn't there. Even with Tower, it is pretty quick and response time is not an issue. No impact on many other systems unless your playbooks are extremely complicated. It's all based on what and how you write your playbooks.
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