IBM’s Giveaway to Developers, Red Hat Ansible Certified Content for IBM Z

The Ansible Certified Content available on IBM Z provides easy to use automation building blocks and will promote the automation of IBM Z applications.

IBM has announced the general availability of Red Hat Ansible Certified Content for IBM Z enhancing the collective experience of IT Infrastructure, cloud, and its applications. This would make it possible for the Ansible users to automate the IBM Z applications and will allow data management across hybrid environments through a single control panel.

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Developers can use the Certified Content from the Automation Hub, which, along with this, will be housing an upstream open source version offered on Ansible Galaxy. Additionally, it enables users to simplify the configuration, access resources, streamline automation of operations, and leverage existing automation.

Red Hat Ansible Certified Content provides easy to use automation building blocks. These blocks can accelerate the pace of automation of z/OS and z/OS-based software. It includes action plugins, connection plugins, modules, and a sample playbook that help in automating tasks for z/OS, such as retrieving job output, creating data sets, and submitting jobs.

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Skyla Loomis, Director, IMS and z/TPF, IBM Z Software, said while talking exclusively to toolbox, “In today’s hybrid IT world, an enterprise-wide strategy to provide consistent automation is critical for clients on their journey to cloud. Bringing Ansible to IBM Z is a big step forward toward making this a reality – enabling our clients to take advantage of automation spanning their IT infrastructure, clouds and applications.”

Ansible enables users to break down the conventional internal technology silos to centralize automation and maintain the performance, scale, control, and security provided by IBM Z.

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