Ansible Valuable Features

Faycal Noushi
CEO/Founder at Zen Networks
* Reliability & reproducibility: Being able to design playbooks that can be validated in the development environment, QA, then production is very valuable. This helps reducing configuration errors and provides faster deployments. * Extensibility, versatility. Using its wide range of modules, Ansible can be used with different OSes and systems. In fact, using Ansible modules, one can interface with network gear using NAPALM, for example, or push remotely scripts for local execution on automated platforms. * Facts gathering: Ansible is able to extract configuration items either to be used later for reporting or to be used as conditions for playbook actions * Agentless: Ansible does not require to install a local agent on automated devices. It goes through communication protocols like SSH, Telnet, SQL (multiple DBS). * Dry runs! Better safe than sorry! View full review »
David Rojas
Automation Engineer at Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.
The countless modules and products supported. View full review »
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