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Ansible for Power Systems

Red Hat Ansible Certified Content for IBM Power Systems

Welcome to the Red Hat® Ansible Certified Content for IBM® Power Systems, your home page for technical resources.

Ansible is an open source software provisioning, configuration management, and application-deployment tool. It helps with automating, modeling, and orchestrating highly complex IT workflows for multiple nodes. Details about Ansible can be found here: https://www.ansible.com/.

Red Hat® Ansible Certified Content for IBM Power Systems helps you manage workloads on Power infrastructure as part of your wider enterprise automation strategy through the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform ecosystem. It is delivered as a fully supported enterprise-grade solution and is designed to provide easy to use modules that can accelerate the automation of operating system configuration management. Clients can also take advantage of additional community-provided open source Ansible modules (that is, no enterprise support available) to automate hybrid cloud operations on IBM Power Systems. With Ansible, you can manage your IBM Power Systems easily and consistently.

Check out the following video for an overview of some operations made possible using Ansible for IBM Power Systems:

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Ansible for Power Systems overview

Get Started:

Ansible is an agentless architecture, meaning there’s no server-side component that needs to be installed on any managed node, so setting up Red Hat Ansible Certified Content for IBM Power Systems is simple. Refer to the following information to get started using Ansible with AIX and IBMi.

AIX IBMi
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Red Hat Ansible Certified Content for AIX

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Red Hat Ansible Certified Content for IBMi

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Ansible community provided content for AIX

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Ansible community provided content for IBMi

Tutorials:

With IT automation, configuration management, and automatic deployment, Ansible is your ticket to operations efficiency. The following links are provided to help guide automating and provisioning abilities when integrating Ansible with IBM Power Systems.

  • Ansible automation for IBM Power Systems

    This tutorial teaches you how you can save time and increase reliability by using Ansible to automate your Power Systems.

  • Provision IBM Power Systems in IBM Cloud (community-provided content)

    This example creates a Power Systems Virtual Server running AIX or IBMi. The server is configured to allow incoming SSH connections through a publicly accessible IP address and authenticated by using the provided SSH key.