Ansible is an open source IT automation engine that can dramatically improve scalability, consistency, compliance and reliability of any IT environment. AWX is a web-based front-end interface that makes Ansible even more easy to use for IT teams. It is designed to be the hub for all automation tasks.
Some of the tasks that will be able to be performed using AWX and Ansible are:
- Provisioning: Set up the various servers you need in your local infrastructure, remote or cloud.
- Configuration management: Change the configuration of an application, OS, or device, start and stop services, install or update applications, implement a security policy, or perform a wide variety of other configuration tasks.
ETS is creating this new environment for engineering schools to use to make changes to their Linux-based systems. The environment is currently in development for testing and configuring. It is expected to be available in production in the late Fall.