Red Hat’s Ansible Engine 2.6, the latest release of its simple, powerful, and agentless open source IT automation solution is now available. Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 adds new content for automating across hybrid and multicloud environments, along with simplified connections to network APIs and updates for Ansible deployments overseeing Windows environments.
When Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 combines with Red Hat Ansible Tower, Red Hat’s centralized control plane for managing and optimizing automated systems at enterprise scale, organizations can more easily extend automation across complex footprints. This includes hybrid and multicloud environments as well as diverse infrastructure, network, and application deployments.
Joe Fitzgerald, vice president, Management, Red Hat said, “The latest version of Red Hat Ansible Engine builds on our strategy to help users extend automation across their public, private, and hybrid clouds. New cloud, network and Windows capabilities can drive end-to-end automation throughout the enterprise.”
Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 helps organizations provision in public cloud and in on-premises virtualization infrastructure more simply through updated modules covering Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.
This release also extends the support for VMware vSphere-deployed infrastructure, including VMware Cloud on AWS, enabling users to use automation across the hybrid cloud including legacy infrastructure. Additionally, the new VMware modules improve support for tags, fact gathering, and host management. The modules also extend automation beyond the operating system layer to enable automated application lifecycles on these infrastructure deployments.