Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform 2 helps IT teams create automation content in a more consistent and efficient way, collaboratively manage automation processes across the entire organization, and easily scale automation capacity on demand. The latest release, Ansible Automation Platform 2.2, offers new features, expanded capabilities, and an enhanced enterprise automation experience.
1 Graphically visualize automation topologies at scale
Easily accessible via the automation controller, the automation topology viewer allows users to graphically visualize even the most complex automation topologies, including hop, execution, hybrid, and control nodes—across multiple sites.
The new topology viewer gives users a clearer picture of where their automation is running, making it even easier to manage at scale with Ansible Automation Platform. Accessible via the automation controller, this new tool:
- Simplifies IT operations teams’ ability to better support and troubleshoot more complex automation execution topologies.
- Helps visualize the underlying implementation of a newly provided private overlay network in automation mesh.
- Integrates with automation controller to visualize deployments and topologies, from the simple to the complex.
2 Employ new collection chain-of-custody security features
Content signing is a new security-focused feature available in Ansible Automation Platform 2.2 as a technology preview supported feature. It establishes a new framework for a chain of custody for Ansible automation content, with a goal for end-to-end content signing and distribution. Starting first with digitally signing collections, and then execution environments in the future, this feature helps ensure that the automation being executed in your enterprise is certified and compliant.
The new framework will continue to evolve over future releases, spanning the Ansible Automation Platform experience.
Automation hub and Red Hat Ansible Certified Content
All newly submitted Red Hat Ansible Certified Content will be digitally signed to ensure data integrity and verify content ownership. Certified content from Red Hat and partners will be signed via automation hub on console.redhat.com, enabling future end-to-end security—from download through deployment.
Private automation hub
Sign your user-built, community, and third-party Ansible Content Collections when publishing to your private automation hub instance.