Ansible Features


What is Ansible?

  • Ansible is an open-source configuration management and provisioning tool, similar to Chef, Puppet, or Salt.
  • It uses SSH to connect to servers and run the configured Tasks. Ansible lets you control and configure nodes from a single machine.
  • What makes it different from other management software is that Ansible uses SSH infrastructure. The project was founded in 2013 and bought by Red Hat in 2015. 


  • No Agent - As long as the box can be ssh’d into and it has python, it can be configured with Ansible.
  • Idempotent - Ansible’s entire architecture is structured around the concept of idempotency. The core idea here is that you do only necessary tasks and they are repeatable without side effects.
  • Declarative Not Procedural - Ansible works by you writing a description of the state of the machine that you want and then it takes steps to fulfill that description.
  • Tiny Learning Curve - Ansible is quite easy to learn. It doesn’t require any extra knowledge.

 Why Ansible?



Ansible Use Cases

  • Provisioning
  • Configuration Management
  • App Deployment
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Security & Compliance
  • Orchestration


  • Ansible is the simplest solution for configuring the nodes. It’s designed to be minimal in nature, consistent, secure, and highly reliable. Any developer, tester, or IT manager can easily configure nodes. Any IT person can write playbooks easily.
  • Ansible configurations are simple data descriptions of your infrastructure (human-readable) ensuring everyone on your team will be able to understand the meaning of each configuration task.
  • Ansible requires nothing more than a password or SSH key in order to start managing systems and you can start managing them without installing any agent software.

 Configuration Management with Ansible



Altnix Advantage


Ansible Consulting

Altnix provides Professional Services and Consulting for Ansible around monitoring IT infrastructure automation including the following:

  • Consulting on the adoption of Ansible
  • In-Depth Analysis of your Automation requirements and scope study
  • Architecture Design and Hardware Sizing Guidelines
  • Solution Design Document that can be handed over to engineers for implementation
  • Roadmap on the evolution of Ansible at your organization

Ansible Implementation and Deployment

Altnix implements Ansible based automation solutions keeping in mind the business requirements. Implementation includes the following:

  • Ansible installation and setup
  • Configuration Management using Ansible
  • Deployment using Ansible
  • Discovery using Ansible
  • Designing and Developing new playbooks in Ansible
  • Test and UAT sign off after consultation with the customer
  • Reports and Charts as per Customer requirements
  • Training to operators and administrators managing Ansible installation
  • Documentation for future reference

Ansible Customization

Altnix can customize your Ansible installation so that it is a better fit for your business environment.

  • Adding new workflows and configuration playbooks in Ansible
  • Adding components to Ansible core functionality

Third-Party Integration

Altnix can integrate OpenNMS with other third-party tools to meet several business use cases.

  • Ticketing systems such as IBM Netcool, BMC Remedy, Zendesk, and ((OTRS)) Community Edition
  • Network Management and Orchestrator tools such as HP NNM and Spiceworks
  • Monitoring tools such as OpenNMS, Zabbix, Nagios and Prometheus
  • ERP tools such as SAP, OpenERP, and Oracle
  • ITSM Tools such as ((OTRS) Community Edition and GLPi Network Edition
  • Visualization Tools such as Grafana, Graphite, Cacti


24x7 AMC Support Services

Altnix offers 24x7 support services on an AMC or per hour basis for new or existing installations on Ansible. Our team of experts are available round the clock and respond to you within a predefined SLA.


Case Studies


Knute Weicke

Security Head, IT

Fellowes Inc, USA



Altnix was an instrumental partner in two phases of our Security ISO needs. The first being a comprehensive developed Service/Ticketing system for our global offices. The second being that of an Asset Management tool that ties all assets into our Ticketing systems to close a gap that we had in that category. They are strong partners in working towards a viable solution for our needs



The Altnix team was very easy to work with and resolved our needs in a timely manner.  Working with Altnix, allowed us to focus on our core business while they handled the technical components to help streamline our business tools.  We have found a strategic partner in Altnix



Johnnie Rucker

General Manager

Encore Global Solutions, USA



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