Rundeck Core and Rundeck Pro have the same orchestration and job scheduling functionality, including granular access controls and logging for audit trails. Rundeck Pro adds enterprise-level features such as advanced workflows and Pro-built plug-ins. In addition, Rundeck Pro includes professional support. Rundeck Core offers community support only. For more information on Rundeck Pro product editions, click here.
Absolutely. The Rundeck community tells us that they love using Rundeck and Ansible together. Like Rundeck, Ansible's straightforward design and short learning curve make it Ops friendly.
What does Rundeck do for Ansible users?
Good question. In fact, as you move toward the new “cloud-native” ops paradigm, you will find Rundeck is a key part of the ecosystem. Even though no-ops is the mantra, smart IT people know that ops support will not disappear. The container world is all about APIs. APIs need to be automated. Rundeck, with its HTTP Step capabilities, is the perfect to tool to manage an API-driven Ops environment.
You can also use Rundeck to manage long-running containers as Nodes letting operations look into the running container (eg, for diagnostics like getting logs, getting thread dumps). Additionally, you will need to control access to your Kubernetes dashboard. Rundeck can a self-service interface to making API calls to container orchestration tools like Kubernetes or Mesosphere and handle the granular control to limit access.