Containerized Ansible Automation Platform Update 2024: A Leap Towards Simplification and Security

The 2024 Update of the Enhanced Containerized Ansible Automation Platform.

Luca Berton

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Introduction

The recent Technology Preview of the containerized Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform has sparked considerable excitement within the tech community. This innovative approach offers a streamlined, feature-rich solution for enterprise-ready automation, gathering interest from both current users and prospects. The journey towards the general availability of this platform has been enriched with valuable feedback, leading to significant enhancements, fixes, and improvements. This article dives into these updates, highlighting how they contribute to a more simplified installation process, enhanced security measures, and other notable changes.

Further Installation Simplification

One of the major strides in improving the user experience with the containerized Ansible Automation Platform is the simplification of the installation process. By leveraging core features of the platform, the need for some command-line instructions has been eliminated, making the setup smoother. For instance, the ansible.cfg file now automatically sets up the collections path, default inventory file, and logs:

$ cat ansible.cfg
[defaults]
collections_path = ./collections
inventory = ./inventory
log_path = ./aap_install.log

This adjustment means users no longer have to manually specify a collections path or pass in the inventory when sticking to installation defaults, streamlining the initial setup process.

Enhanced Security

Security is paramount, and the latest update defaults to using Transport Layer Security (TLS) across all services, fortifying network security. Users have the flexibility to use their own certificates or rely on those generated by the installer, offering both customization and convenience.

Port Changes

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Luca Berton

I help creative Automation DevOps, Cloud Engineer, System Administrator, and IT Professional to succeed with Ansible Technology to automate more things everyday