TrustRadius
Manage your servers with the least effort.
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May 28, 2019

Manage your servers with the least effort.

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Overall Satisfaction with Ansible

Ansible is being used by a certain department for testing purposes. We tried it for a while and had an evaluation on it. It is a very nice tool for managing the servers we have on cloud. It is easy to use and powerful to manage all the servers we have. We are very happy with the result.
  • It is very easy to implement.
  • It controls the servers with configuration and executes it well
  • It is not that pricy.
  • With its easiness to learn, you still have to do most of the things in Bash. Would be nice to have UI.
  • Enterprise support is not that good.
  • Windows can be a pain.
  • It makes server managing easier.
  • It increases the efficiency of our operation team.
  • It helps the whole team be at the same pace.
Ansible has unique features in terms of server managing and configuring. It is easy to use and fits the Red Hat Linux well since they are closely related. Our servers are mostly Red Hat, so it makes sense to use Ansible. But we are still exploring which is the best.
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.
Ansible is very easy to integrate. If you have already spun up servers, installing Ansible on each of them could be time-consuming. But if you spun up the server with the golden template, that can be easily solved. Once Ansible is installed on each server, it is not hard to configure at all.
If your company is using cloud services like either Amazon Web Service or Google Cloud Platform, you will have time to implements lots of servers and managing them can be a pain. Ansible can be the help that enables you to manage all the config files you have for your servers and executes them in seconds.