For Oracle Linux customers that need modern provisioning, deployment, configuration management, and task automation, Oracle Linux Automation Manager 2.0 is now available. It enables users across an organization—from development and operations to security and network teams—to create, share, and manage infrastructure automation tasks.
Oracle Linux Automation Manager Release 2.0 has a new, decentralized, scalable architecture. It is comprised of three main components, Control Plane, Execution Environments and Service Mesh.
The control plane for Oracle Linux Automation Manager provides the user interface, role-based access control and content management. The Control Plane defines how automation is initiated, deployed, audited and delegated. From the Control Plane user interface or via RESTful API, users can manage inventory, schedule workflows, track changes and initiate reporting.
Execution Environments simplify how automation is executed. With Execution Environments, the place from where the automation is executed is a ready-built container with Oracle Linux, ansible-core, python and supporting collections and libraries, which enables a consistent and defined environment.
Service Mesh provides a flexible multi-service network linking controller and execution nodes within a secure resilient mesh enabling the sharing of job execution.
Oracle Linux Automation Manager 2.0 is based on the AWX version 19.5.1 open source software. The development branch and documentation are maintained at https://github.com/ansible/awx/tree/19.5.1.
Oracle Linux Automation Engine is included in Oracle Linux Automation Manager 2.0 and is based on the ansible-core version 2.12.2 open source software. The development branch and documentation are maintained at https://github.com/ansible/ansible/tree/v2.12.2.
Oracle Linux Automation Manager Release 2.0’s decentralized architecture uses a modular, container-based approach that effectively decouples the control and execution planes, with the option of multiple nodes, and the ability to have a remote database environment. Current users can easily migrate to the 2.0 release by following instructions within the documentation.
For organizations invested in YAML and using or evaluating AWX, Oracle Linux Automation Manager can easily integrate, provide an enterprise solution, comprehensive automation and run existing YAML-based playbooks.
Oracle Linux Automation Manager 2.0 connects to targets using an agentless approach, reducing complexity and payload, while increasing security by providing TLS certificate communication within the Service Mesh.
Architects, developers, administrators, and operations staff are often part of disparate and separate organizations. But in many cases, they use similar—and often the same—processes to create, manage, secure, and automate infrastructure configurations. Oracle Linux Automation Manager 2.0 makes it easy to share automation across teams of users, providing a single platform to create, execute, and manage infrastructure automation.
Oracle Linux Automation Manager and Engine are included with an Oracle Linux Premier Support subscription.
Oracle Linux Premier Support customers can run these automation technologies fully supported, at no additional cost, on Oracle Linux.
Individual Oracle Linux RPM packages (including Oracle Linux Automation Manager) are available on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Linux yum server. ISO installation images are available from the Oracle Linux yum server and Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and container images are available via Oracle Container Registry, GitHub Container Registry and Docker Hub.
Oracle Linux can be downloaded, used, and distributed free of charge and all updates and errata are freely available. Customers decide which of their systems require a support subscription. This makes Oracle Linux an ideal choice for development, testing, and production systems, since support coverage can be optimized for each individual system, while keeping all systems up to date and secure.
Simon is a Technical Product Manager responsible for the integration of Oracle VM Server and the Private Cloud Appliance with Oracle Enterprise Manager. Simon has 27 plus years in the IT industry and came to Oracle from Sun Microsystems.