Ansible Reviews

Filter by:Reset all filters
industry
Filter Unavailable
Company Size
Filter Unavailable
Job Level
Filter Unavailable
rating
Filter Unavailable
User
Systems Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 17 2017

What is most valuable?

The beauty of Ansible.

How has it helped my organization?

There is some overhead in setting up the initial playbooks, but it now takes less time to set up 10 servers than it did to configure one in the past. Also, the setup is consistent because there is not the concern that someone forgot to... more»

What needs improvement?

Because Ansible is establishing SSH sessions to perform tasks, there is a limit on scalability. Speed and the sheer number of open connections start to become issues past a couple hundred servers. There are some workarounds, but that is a key... more»
Real User
Senior DevOps/Build Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What do you think of Ansible?

Valuable Features I like Ansible because it is: Easy to use. Easy to read. Easy to maintain. Easy to support. It works without an agent. • Improvements to My Organization It has made software installation and updates much easier. Tasks including changing or checking configurations and files have been improved especially considering the big scope of servers. • Room for Improvement It could work with a larger number of servers. • Use of Solution I've been working with Ansible since v0.7 and still use v2.2. • Stability Issues We only encountered issues with syntax, as sometimes it was changed and then one has to adapt. • Scalability Issues There were a few scalability issues. I had no problems as long as the number of servers was less than 500. When the number...
Find out what your peers are saying about Red Hat, Microsoft, BMC and others in Configuration Management.
283,782 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Consultant
BI and Data Integration Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jul 17 2018

What is most valuable?

Everything in source control. All changes are visible while deploying. * Ansible Galaxy for roles and Git Submodules: No dependency in managing playbooks. * Fact caching in redis for host/role grp information: Speeds up execution. * Tags: To... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Ansible makes it easy to maintain configuration across environments and to maintain and execute the code through playbooks. It has helped us reduce manpower costs.

What needs improvement?

Improvement is required in the GUI. Sometimes results are different on CLI.
Vendor
User at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 27 2018

What do you think of Ansible?

Primary Use Case 1600 host environment, which is mainly used for software updates. As a production environment, it is used for security compliance. • Improvements to My Organization We are still implementing it. I have used it in a very small environment (10 hosts), and it performed well. • Valuable Features Role-based access control and agentless architecture are the main features which may attract users. It is also easy to learn.  Ansible Tower provides a GUI, which is an enhancement, and a well-liked feature by operation teams. • Use of Solution Still implementing. • Pricing, License Cost and Setup The cost is high but it sill works well.
Real User
Senior System Engineer at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Nov 05 2016

What do you think of Ansible?

Valuable Features: Agentless architecture, relying on SSH only. Great documentation. • Improvements to My Organization: Provision and configure from nothing on Amazon. • Room for Improvement: Speed but it only can go as fast as SSH does. • Deployment Issues: 6 months • Stability Issues: No. • Scalability Issues: A little slow. • Previous Solutions: Used S before. Switched because of coworkers and even if I find SaltStack easier to learn, the documentation of Ansible made me choose it over Salt. • Initial Setup: Not at all, just need to have general knowledge of SSH. • Cost and Licensing Advice: Open source.

Articles

User Assessments By Topic About Ansible

Find out what your peers are saying about Red Hat, Microsoft, BMC and others in Configuration Management.
283,782 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Ansible Questions

Ansible Projects By Members

Ansible Consultants

What is Ansible?

Ansible is the simplest way to deploy your applications. It gives you the power to deploy multi-tier applications reliably and consistently, all from one common framework. You can configure needed services as well as push application artifacts from one common system.
Ansible customers
HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBank
BUYER'S GUIDE
Not sure which Configuration Management solution is right for you?

Download our free Configuration Management Report and find out what your peers are saying about Red Hat, Microsoft, BMC, and more!

Sign Up with Email