Ansible

Ansible Tower


4.5 / 5
16 reviews


Average Ratings

16 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

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  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
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  • Support
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    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Ansible
  • www.ansible.com/
  • United States

About Ansible Tower

Deploy apps. Manage systems. Crush complexity. Ansible helps you build a strong foundation for DevOps.


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Ansible Tower Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • No-Code
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App Development

Ansible Tower Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

Ansible - The configuration management tool with the large community.

Oct 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Red hat Ansible Tower is a complete one stop tool that can manage your code. Best thing in it provide the large number of template to choice of Configuration management deployment. Scalability of hundreds nodes is also easy. It have master that run on the server. The secure ssh is used to remotely login to client systems. As clients machine does not need any specific setup on the system which make it easy and simple to manage. The uses push configuration technology in which we need can push the setting to the specific system on which we need that setting. For configuration script writing we can use yaml. As it's easy to learn,setup & manage so it's every organisation first choice as configuration management tool,which help in devOps practice.

Cons: As the Ansible Tower is now Red Hat Ansible Tower. It's growing fast and learning curves are more sharp with each updates, I always looking for the new fix and addition features added in updates as I have to check my compatibility of each time the company jumping to the new version. It's sure for Linux users but not very needy for windows users.

Overall: It's helping us in deploying the hundreds of server with no time and no human error as it make it fully automatic after the configuration. Best feature is surely it's dashboard by which we get the notification once the things are not according to our plan. With the help of Red Hat Ansible Tower we are jumping to pure DevOps environment.

Capterra loader

A premium solution for managing the configuration

Mar 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Red Hat Ansible Tower is the best configuration tool in the market with the largest number of community. It helps in to boost up the software development cycle with DevOps methodology. Playbook can be running in universal yaml language. Ansbile provides the power to manage the remote servers. Job can be configured for schedule run on specific numbers of times. Role-Based access simplify the user management and help in to administrate the inventory. The Enterprise edition support is best option when we are implementing it to new project as 8x5 support always ready for help in your working hours.

Cons: Ansible Tower should work on customization of user view dashboard, unnecessary notification as on by default and you have to disable it. Audit Trail feature should be also more organized and as it holds the sensitive data also.

Overall: Ansible Tower enhancing our software development process as it is the part of DevOps methodology. The Dashboard provide the detail view of our complete environment which help in to scrutinize the errors. User can also customize the notifications as per need with integration with slack and emails. Ansbile Tower can be scale-able at any time. In portal mode we can simplify the dashboard view.

Capterra loader

Redhat Ansible Tower: Configuration Management tool to deploy & manage the complex system.

Jan 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Redhat Ansible tower is best configuration management tool in market as it provides scalable features and orchestration tool for deploying the configuring the system. Continuous integration and deployment enable the centerlized pipeline. The tool manages and helps us to deploy the complex system with no down time. Redhat Ansible Tower architecture comes with the push architecture which is different from pull. Push configuration method cut the unnecessary load from the client server as they don't have to keep looking for the updates from the master node. Best thing in it is that it supports yaml language for scripting the jobs.

Cons: Deploying and configuration of Ansible into your software life cycle is not a job of one day. In this both developers and operations team have to work together and make it work but the good thing once it embedded with your product lifecycle and DevOps lifecycle keep helping to boost the productivity. Configuration of Master node should come with more simple wizard.

Overall: Redhat Ansible Tower increases the productivity of product. Monitoring of multiple system is easy on the centerlized dashboard. Push notifications and email help us to keep attention on high priority task. The community is incredible and increasing rapidly.

Capterra loader

A DevOps Tool

Apr 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Red Hat Ansbile Tower is a great tool for automation and enhancing release quality. Ansible dashboard provide the one stop for summarized view. Push config method help to deploy the configuration to the remote systems at once. Scripting jobs & build-in notification is easy and help to manage the production line. The advance audit trail module help to track the events with their time and action with difference feature. Role-Based access help to manage the delegate inventory system. We can scale-up the Ansbile Tower anytime using the clusters.

Cons: Ansbile Tower job scheduling need more modules like viewing all jobs scheduled and failed report in a single panel with more customization. Integration of network account is limited with few application only.

Overall: Ansbile Tower helps in deploying and monitoring the system. The Enterprise support is really the best thing about the Ansbile Tower. The scale capacity helps in clustering and manging the redundancy with capacity. Remote command execution provide the access to the system in case of quick access.

Capterra loader

The Best Configuration Management Tool for Automation of IT & Services

Jan 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ansible Tower is one of the best CM tool for the automation of the complex deployment of the production and test systems. It also helps in speeding the process with zero human interference after configuring it. It is also easy to setup on master and client systems. To implement the DevOps methodology, The Red Hat Ansible Tower is the best tool to invest in for the Enterprise level infrastructure. Script is also easy in it. Tool is also easy to learn and implement. PUSH method makes it different from other tools as it helps to make the master system free from unnecessary load.

Cons: Ansible Tower is enhancing the features of its product day by day. To move from one version to other higher is also not simple as it needs a proper strategy and planning. Release Management should come with more templates to make the release easy. Master node should be configurable on Windows platform also.

Overall: Red Hat Ansible Tower is helping us to deploy on the cloud platform also. The best feature in it of-course the Dashboard. As the dashboard centralize all the features at one screen. Push notification and graphical statistics help in to monitor and prioritizes the jobs.

Good solution for some DevOps needs

Nov 08, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Good dashboards, access controls, scheduling - helps to bring Ansible into the Enterprise

Cons: Some features take time to understand in order to work with them properly. Some of the workflows are cumbersome.

Overall: Enabled us to handoff some common sysadmin tasks to less technical people. Since Ansible got bought by RedHat - the project is improving rapidly

Capterra loader

Compex automation platform

Jan 09, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Can be used for both configuration management and software deployment, rich integration capabilities, comfortable WebIU

Cons: Requires SSH connection to hosts instead of agents which makes it unusable across Windows based environments

Overall: Decraesng load on operations staff, by automation of routine tasks

Capterra loader

Best orchestration tool for cloud deployments and IT automation

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy use and create orchestration just with the help of yml

Great dashboard to monitor and act on it

Able to see real time job status

Good support for multiple play books

Good support to track the history

Cons: It would be good if there is a price reduction

Most of the features are able to understand with little training but some of them are more complex to understand

Overall: Great product for IT automation and orchestration

Easy to automate servers.

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The best part of Ansible is that you don't need to learn python to use it, because it uses human-friendly yaml syntax that easily integrates with most cloud infra providers.

Cons: Sometimes the data structures available seem limiting but once you really learn the tool, it all comes into focus.

best tool to automate a server

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I've tried alternatives ( chef, puppet...) but ansible is the one I kept, I'm using it nearly daily, it has a lot of modules and the community is making more everyday. You are sure to find support and help on a lot of platforme. The best thing is the ease of learning.

Cons: My only complaint is the price, as I am already satisfied with ansible when it comes to the main features.

good tool

May 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: ansible helps in writing good and detailed automation scripts/code without anu difficulty.

integral part of devops stack

secure, fast and allow virtual configuration management

Cons: basic gui

not for begineers, require very high kowledge in devops so only for experts

mainly for linux system, limited support for windows

good for release management

Apr 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: it have many api that we can use.Cloud infrastructure allows to use it infrastrucrture as a service.It is easy and pipelines can be created to work in stages.

Cons: Not that simple for begineers. It requires familarity with devops basics to get started with ansible. Otherwise it is a great tool for release management.

Capterra loader

Stable IaaS platform with a STEEP learning curve.

Jul 24, 2018
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It does not need client-side processes or configuration (just ssh access).

Command line interface is fast and comprehensive.

Support is fast and everywhere.

Cons: The learning curve is steep (I mean it).

Reports are not as powerful or customizable as other tools in the market.

SSH, while easy to use, lacks security.

Overall: System configuration automation is now done in a jiff.

good CM tool

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: it provides a good mean to control nodes with the help of controling machne. Make good use of ssh to maintain nodes and provides a good environment for configuration management.

Cons: working with virtualisation, docker integration and cloud deployment is a tedious process and require quite expertise and familarity with devops environment.

Useful for performing automated deployments and manage complex servers

Sep 30, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Fast and easy deployment

Good for deploying to servers in cloud environment

Can be easily configured and doccumented well

Cons: Good for linux not so good for windows

Not so good as compared to Docker(container driven)

Good tool but requires a lot of configuration

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Once configuration is done, very easy to use.

If you configure it correctly you will benefit from its ease of use.

Cons: Configuration is hard. It works only with playbooks. In order to write parallelism of playbooks it is complicated