By Tom Melendez, Senior Software Engineer, Google
It’s time for the third chapter in the Partnering on open source series. This time around, we cover some of the work we’ve done with Ansible, a popular open source IT automation engine, and how to use it to provision, manage and orchestrate Google Cloud Platform (GCP) resources.
Ansible, by Red Hat, is a simple automation language that can perfectly describe an IT application infrastructure on GCP including virtual machines, disks, network load-balancers, firewall rules and more. In this series, I’ll walk you through my former life as a DevOps engineer at a satellite space imaging company. You’ll get a glimpse into how I used Ansible to update satellites in orbit along with other critical infrastructure that serve imagery to interested viewers around the globe.
In this first video, we set the stage and talk about Ansible in general, before diving into hands-on walkthroughs in subsequent episodes.[Add link to first video here]
Upcoming videos demonstrate how to use Ansible and GCP to:
The series wraps up with a demonstration of how to extend Ansible’s capabilities by writing custom modules. The videos in this series make use of custom and publicly available modules for GCP.
Join us on YouTube to watch the upcoming videos or go back and watch the other videos on the series. You can also follow Google Cloud on YouTube, or @GoogleCloud on Twitter to find out when new videos are published. And stay tuned for more blog posts and videos about work we’re doing with open-source providers like Puppet, Chef, Cloud Foundry, Red Hat, SaltStack and others.