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A goal of Ansible Automation Platform 2 was to enhance the foundational pieces of the platform to evolve how automation is developed, managed, and operated in large complex environments. This improved enterprise automation platform is designed, packaged, and supported with container-native and hybrid cloud environments in mind. Items focused on in development included:

  • Helping automate at an enterprise scale more efficiently and flexibly, with container-native and hybrid cloud environments in mind.
  • Creating new packaged content called Ansible Content Collections to house Ansible modules, plug-ins, roles, and more in a discrete and atomic form.
  • Creating a new component called automation controller, which decouples control plane and execution plane to scale the automation landscape across multiple environments, without any dependencies.
  • New tools, such as ansible-navigator and ansible-builder, to help enterprise automation developers develop and test their playbooks, collections, execution environments and other automation artifacts locally from their workstations or laptop, before pushing them to the production environments.

Ansible Automation Platform 2 also includes a simpler, more intuitive way to connect your automation data with Red Hat Insights. With Red Hat Insights connected, organizations get actionable metrics and dashboards to help identify, troubleshoot, and resolve operational, business, and security issues across your entire ecosystem.

In this webinar, we'll cover:

  • What is new in Ansible Automation Platform 2.
  • Components of Ansible Automation Platform 2.
  • Migration considerations.
  • Reference architectures.
  • Red Hat Insights for Ansible Automation Platform.
  • Life cycle extension notice.

Sabarinath Gopinathakartha

Sabarinath Gopinathakartha

Senior Technical Account Manager,  Red Hat

Sabarinath Gopinathakartha (Nath) has been assisting customers for 17 years in various technical and business roles, such as technical management, subject matter expert (SME), and support specialist. In recent years, he has been helping customers in their container and automation adoption journeys, advising them on their infrastructure designs, support operations, and defining best practices. Nath also performs various technical assessments for his customers and supports them in proactively identifying and resolving problems and risks to mitigate business impacts. He is currently involved in projects helping government and healthcare agencies, and large FSI customers, build and maintain their automation infrastructure using Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform.

Gineesh Mada Pparambath

Gineesh Mada Pparambath

Platform & DevOps Consultant, Red Hat

Gineesh Mada Pparambath has more than 15+ years of experience in IT service management and consultancy including planning, deploying and supporting Linux®-based projects. He has designed, developed, and deployed automation solutions based on Ansible and Ansible Automation Platform, for bare metal/virtual server builds, patching, license management, network operations and custom monitoring. Gineesh has coordinated, designed, and deployed servers in datacenters globally and has cross-cultural experience in classic, private cloud (OpenStack, VMWare) virtual and public cloud environments (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud). He has been a systems engineer, automation specialist, infrastructure designer, and content author. His primary focus is on IT and application automation using Ansible, containerization using Red Hat® OpenShift® and Kubernetes, and infrastructure automation using Terraform.