Managing Ansible Configuration Files

With a fresh installation of Ansible, like every other software, it ships with a default configuration file. This is the brain and the heart of Ansible, the file that governs the behavior of all interactions performed by the control node. In Ansible’s case that default configuration file is (ansible.cfg) located in /etc/ansible/ansible.cfg

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How to control Container-Native Applications with Ansible Operator

Container-native applications are becoming more and more complex, consisting of various services and features, each component with its own security constraints and complex network policy rules. This makes it more difficult to perform day two operations once the cloud-native applications are deployed. 

While upgrades, patches, and provisioning can be done using Ansible playbooks or Helm Charts, application lifecycle, storage lifecycle, and other deeper analysis cannot be done and requires application support team intervention. 

Operator Framework initiative introduced Operator-SDK framework several years ago to standardize Kubernetes Operators development and make it easier for the Kubernetes community to create Operators and control container-native applications lifecycle. 

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Process Insights with Red Hat Process Automation Manager and Kibana

Red Hat® Process Automation Manager is a platform for developing containerized microservices and applications that automate business decisions and processes. A critical piece of a business process system is having real-time insights into what is happening, and both monitoring KPI metrics and responding to problem trends is an integral part of operations.

In this video, we will take a look at how we can enable integration with Elasticsearch on a Red Hat® OpenShift environment, and how to represent the KPIs in a graphical business-friendly dashboard using Kibana.

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Containers: The Future (and Present) of Application Development

In recent years, application development has started to focus on a new concept: containers. No, these aren’t shipping containers, however, most people working in a tech field have heard the term ‘container’ come up in some technical design meeting or discussing ‘the future of technology.’ It has quickly become a buzzword and an important concept,  but what actually is a container? What is all the excitement about? Why should we care?

 

Check out our YouTube video: Container fundamentals, security and usage in the enterprise.

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