Ansible Scalability

Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
So far, we haven't run into any scalability issues. We haven't needed to scale to the levels I've heard spoken about here at AnsibleFest 2018. Certainly, this summer, we used it to push over 8,000 lines of code on network devices and it worked quite well. View full review »
Senior Operations Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Regarding scalability, we had issues initially. The biggest issue we ran into is, while yes, the documentation says if you want to run on 100 machines you need to have this many CPUs and this much memory - and we started following that - if my job template has 50 tasks in it and I enable verbosity and I run it on 1,000 servers, I am out of memory right away. The moment I have to expand to 1,000 or 2,000 or 3,000 servers, I cannot run verbosity. That has been one of the major problems that we have faced. Scalability-wise, if I'm not enabling the debug log, it's good. Normally I do that. I have to cut down the list, shorten the number of target hosts, and then I can enable debug. That's been a problem. View full review »
Principal Engineer at CyberArk
Scalability should meet our needs going forward. View full review »
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Eric Greene
Senior DevOps Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
I have never had any scalability problems. I have deployed 2000 computers all at once in the past for a previous employer. View full review »
Eric Spencer
Network Engineer at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm going to have to learn more about the Tower and the sharding of jobs that's coming because, right now, I'm just writing stuff to a couple of individual devices - for Cisco ACI and Palo - but once I get into the Cisco IOS, we're talking thousands of devices. View full review »
Thomas Elrod
Senior Systems Administrator at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
I think it will meet our needs going forward. We're going to put, not a whole lot of servers, just 3,000 servers, and that's going to be spread out. We're going to do an HA Tower. Right now, we're only doing 350 servers for our trial runs. We haven't had any problems with that, we just keep them all up at once. View full review »
Mohamed Ibrahim
Senior DevOps at RubiconMD
We are about 50 servers. It is not very big, but we are continuing to grow. View full review »
Clarence Mills
System Engineer at a tech vendor
It scales well because of the clustering. View full review »
Steven Roth
Linux Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It's scalable. We're looking at an enterprise configuration, when we get it done. It's a matter of getting it licensed. View full review »
Dave Thelen
Software Engineer at Arista
I haven't deployed it at a giant scale, but hundreds of nodes seems doable without too much trouble. View full review »
Chris Smolen
Senior Network Engineer at ePlus Technology
It is all modular-based. If there is not a module for it today, someone will write it. View full review »
Andy Brittingham
Systems Administrator at Main Street softworks
We're a small shop. It seems it could be quicker, but for what it does, it's fine. View full review »
Senior Data Architect at Crunchy data
It is scalable. You can easily configure one or more nodes. It has a lot of good features. For example, if you want to create a leader, you can execute a role on one node, then ask it to run on all the remaining nodes. It can easily scale this way. View full review »
Marek Jeerzejewicz
Senior Director Network Security at Oracle Corporation
We definitely don't have any scale challenges at Oracle. I came from Microsoft, where scale was an issue. We have a small six figures of servers, so it's not a massive environment, so scalability is okay. View full review »
Ahmad Bukhari
Senior Security Engineer at Mindpoint
It is scalable. View full review »
Meltron Kendrick
Senior Systems at a government with 10,001+ employees
We patch every week and have seven different environments, so now we are dealing with about 300 servers. However, we could increase that to 20,000 servers, as long as we have them in our catalog. We could push that out and be fine. View full review »
Shashank Jha
Senior Software Developer at HCL Technologies
It is scalable enough for our needs. We are not working with hundreds of nodes, just ten to 15. View full review »
Logan Vig
Co Founder at Limestone networks
As long as there is a continued focus on improving performance and scalability, then it should meet our needs going forward. View full review »
Keith Rhea
Security Engineer at MindPoint Group
It should meet our needs going forward. We use it in a number of different environments which range anywhere from a handful of servers all the way up to thousands of servers. It has performed and scaled well for everything that we have done. View full review »
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