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How about radically simple IT deployment -- with Ansible and HPE OneView


by Celia Lawren, HPE SDDC Product Marketing

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Red Hat Summit opens today in San Francisco drawing 5,000+ open source experts and enthusiasts. Hewlett Packard Enterprise is participating as a platinum sponsor and will be showing off open source solutions we have in conjunction with Red Hat. I thought this would be a good time to talk about the Ansible integration our tech team has built with HPE OneView. This integration lets DevOps teams automate bare-metal infrastructure deployments very simply and quickly.

Ansible by Red Hat is known for simplifying apps deployments because it uses no agents and no additional custom security infrastructure. It uses a very simple language (YAML, in the form of Ansible Playbooks) that allows you to describe automation jobs in a way that approaches plain English. Ansible manages the IT infrastructure by using SSH protocol to communicate with the managed resources. Once Ansible Modules are executed, they are removed. This approach dramatically simplifies the configuration of managed systems for two reasons—1) no process daemons need to run on remote servers to communicate with a central controller, and 2) IT administrators aren’t required to manage or maintain agents on each managed node.

HPE Composable Infrastructure simplifies bare metal infrastructure automation by using software to fully define the infrastructure and then providing a Unified API, native in HPE OneView, which eliminates time-consuming coordination across servers, storage, and networking.

With this new integration, Ansible can use the software-defined templates from HPE OneView to automatically provision an entire stack from HPE bare metal through the application in minutes. And even more importantly, it can help keep your environment up to date. For example, by combining Ansible automation with HPE OneView’s ability to stage, schedule, and install firmware updates, entire stacks can be updated with no downtime – from infrastructure to application.

Find more information on the Ansible – HPE OneView integration hereGet the code for the Ansible Role for HPE OneView.

If you’re attending Red Hat Summit, be sure and drop by the HPE booth #801 and see the live demo in one of the theatre sessions running all three days, June 28-30.


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