Day 2 had some great moments I captured as much info as I could so lets take a look at the exciting takeaways from day 2 !
Automating The Edge, Connecting Devices, Applications, & Data
Edge Computing is becoming the normal and being able to connect everything over a centralized infrastructure. With Edge, it can increase hardware optimization, virtualization, and more!
With automation vastly growing its becoming more common to implement these features to replace traditional IT approaches.
Manage Your Guests With Rest Based Modules For VMWare vSphere
This presentation was quite informative and gave some incredible insight into REST API’s and how to manage VMware modules. For me it gave me some additional tools and different ways to implement these into my own lab to test ! So I would check this out, the demo was spot on!
So what is REST API? It’s an incredible new feature introduced in vSphere 6.0. Designed to bind with multiple languages. Its features are endless and allows you to create & delete virtual machines, create DC clusters, manage hosts & more! It was also announced VCenter will introduce new integrations with Ansible so it’s something to def be on the lookout for!
Creating and Using Ansible Execution Environments
One of the last breakout sessions I truly enjoyed was this! It gave a great overview of how we currently use Ansible in our environments and a much newer way of using them in the future. So, a given scenario would be we would create a playbook, test and then implement into our production environment to automate tasks.
Well with these new nodes being introduced it will begin using containers that has become popular as of late. This way it provides that extra step in checking and verifying what features and functions will work and will package everything together!
This event was definitely an experience and gave me so much incredible information regarding just what Ansible has in store. For me network automation is a love I’ve had for quite some time. And to able to gain additional tools is amazing. Automating our everyday tasks has become the new normal, and it’s here to stay for the foreseeable future. If you haven’t yet I sincerely recommend you watch this event if you couldn’t attend it’s still up ! and check out some of the amazing presentations, sessions and more that give such a detailed look at just what Ansible will be launching in the next few months ! I hope you all enjoyed reading this recap as much as I had writing and attending my first of many AnsibleFest’s!