Why OpenShift Picked Ansible

Why OpenShift Picked Ansible

Configuration management is a competitive field. Prior to OpenShift 3.0, OpenShift (and largely Red Hat as a whole) had mostly been in Puppet‘s camp with the other major competitor being Chef. When OpenShift started working on its install/configuration for 3.0, it very quickly became clear that Puppet was no longer the obvious choice. So after a large amount of investment in our 2.x Puppet based installer and operational tooling, we decided to start over with Ansible. I won’t claim this route is correct for everyone, but I’ll try to explain our thinking behind the switch.

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OpenShift Operations Monitoring Overview

The OpenShift Online Operations Team has published the OpenShift-Zabbix repository, which contains monitoring scripts for monitoring an OpenShift installation. These scripts are used to monitor the OpenShift Online environment using Zabbix. They are aimed at enabling OpenShift Enterprise and OpenShift Origin users to also have a starting point for monitoring their OpenShift deployments as well. […]

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