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Automation analytics and Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Plan, measure, manage, and expand your automation using actionable data.

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With your subscription to Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform, you gain access to 2 tools that provide rich reporting and observability metrics:  automation analytics and Red Hat Insights. Both help you track and manage your automation.

With automation analytics, you can measure the business impact of Ansible Automation Platform, such as your return on investment (ROI). You can see what you’re monitoring—and how it’s performing—so you can make informed, data-driven decisions and scale faster.

With Red Hat Insights, you can monitor your automation infrastructure—including the health status and configuration of systems. You can find and resolve problems, such as infrastructure performance issues, system availability, and security vulnerabilities. You can use notifications from Red Hat Insights as a data source to trigger automatic remediation through Event-Driven Ansible.

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Features and benefits for automation analytics

See ROI and predict future savings

Use the automation calculator to track and measure the total value of your automation efforts by time and cost savings. And use the savings planner to project the 1- to 3-year time and cost savings for each automation task—to help you prioritize your work.

Monitor automation

Use our curated collection of our most-requested reports to measure and optimize your automation. You can use the dashboards to visualize changes made, identify any problems with templates, evaluate module usage by team, track most-used modules—and more.

Track automation jobs

Use the job explorer dashboard to help you quickly visualize why an automation job failed, how to fix the issue, and how to adapt your automation to avoid issues in the future. You can see details such as which teams ran which playbooks, when each job failed, and the cluster where each job ran.

automation calculator report in automation analytics

Example of automation calculator report in automation analytics

Features and benefits for Red Hat Insights

Identify and troubleshoot issues faster

Use the advisor feature to quickly identify security and performance issues before they impact your ecosystem. Use Event-Driven Ansible to apply proactive  remediation through Ansible Playbooks.

Determine inconsistent system configuration

Ensure consistent configuration across disparate systems with the drift tool. You can compare 2 or more systems against each other or use configuration baselines to detect differences and deviations across your systems.

Get proactive notifications

Maintain your focus on more strategic efforts with alerts to critical issues that need attention. Examples include: a cluster with a failed playbook, a cluster approaching a capacity limit, an expired cluster license, or a system that has reached end of life.

Advisor dashboard in Red Hat Insights

Example of advisor dashboard in Red Hat Insights

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a subscription to access automation analytics and Red Hat Insights?

Free and unlimited access to these 2 tools is included with your subscription to Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. You must have a subscription to access console.redhat.com, where you can set up these tools and receive data specific to your organization. Explore the product features that come with your subscription.

What’s the difference between automation analytics and Red Hat Insights?

Automation analytics reports on the status and performance of your enterprise’s automation initiatives. It measures the success of jobs and tasks, and it helps you calculate ROI. Using predictive analytics, you can prioritize future automation projects based on time and cost savings. It shows current job status and helps you investigate and manage your automation efforts. 

Red Hat Insights alerts you to the status of your Ansible Automation Platform estate, letting you observe your automation controller connected nodes while providing advice and guidance for resolving issues in a timely manner. Red Hat Insights issues alerts when your systems are out of compliance with defined policies, and it helps you manage inconsistencies by comparing different systems against one another or a baseline setting.

Do client or target servers need access to console.redhat.com or just automation controller?

Only the automation controller cluster needs to have access to console.redhat.com. If you have questions about security and data handling, read our full FAQ.

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How to activate automation analytics and Red Hat Insights

Start using these analytics tools by setting up your organization in the Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console.


Get started with automation analytics

Watch a demo of how to access and benefit from automation analytics.


Automation analytics security and data handling

Learn more about how Red Hat handles customer data for automation analytics, a cloud-based service.

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