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Interested in Rundeck and Ansible integration?
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Alex Honor

 

If you are a Rundeck customer or a community member who uses Ansible (or just poking around), we'd like to get your feedback about how you would like to see Ansible and Rundeck work together. 

We've setup a page that discusses the current Rundeck and Ansible integration via the rundeck-ansible plugin. Watch the video that demonstrates how the plugin synchronizes with the Ansible inventory and lets you run playbooks, modules or even your own scripts and commands.  

Check out the video and let us know what you can use now and what you would like to see.

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Development’s Role in Enabling Self-Service Operations
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Damon Edwards
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I presented at JAX DevOps London 2017 on the topic of self-service operations from the perspective of a developer. Below are some of the key slides and quick notes of the points being made. At the bottom you will find the full deck. 

My two main points were this:
1. Self-service operations improves capacity for everyone (including less bottlenecks and interrupts for developers)
2. Great operations starts in development and is as much a developers responsibility as anyone. 

The conversations that ensued were great and I really enjoyed the hospitality of the JAX team. 

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Self-Service Operations: Improve Support Capacity and Reduce Escalations
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Damon Edwards

 

  • Safely empower L1 teams to act quicker and more effectively
  • Protect the capacity of L2/L3 teams by reducing escalations
  • Reduce MTTR and overall support costs

Labor capacity shortages are a fact of life in the enterprise. This is especially common in Operations. It’s typical for teams to be faced with more work than there is time in the day, or people available to do it. Managers have come to rely on teams putting in long hours and frequent heroics in order to just get by -- a status quo that is unpleasant and ultimately unsustainable.

Self-Service Operations is a design pattern that helps Operations teams decrease support costs while improving agility and responsiveness.

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Use Rundeck's Key Storage to manage passwords and secrets
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Damon Edwards
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Rundeck's Key Storage facility is often thought of as just a place to keep your ssh keys for connecting to remote nodes. In reality, the Key Storage is much more useful. Often you'll be creating jobs that need to use passwords, API tokens, or other secrets. Those are all things that can be managed by Rundeck's Key Storage.

In this short video, Alex Honor gives an introduction to using Rundeck's Key Storage for passwords and secrets.

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