Red Hat Ansible Extends IT Automation to the Network


networkRed Hat is extended the Ansible IT automation software to configure network equipment as well.

The new functionality includes native support for automating network infrastructure devices over Secure Shell (SSH), the command line interface (CLI) and the application program interface (API) to help customers orchestrate new categories of workloads, including heterogeneous network devices, without having to invest in multiple tools or weave them together.

The network support has been a user-led effort that’s been brewing at Ansible for the past six months, according to Tim Cramer, senior director of engineering at Ansible. 

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