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Automation with Ansible on Power

An IBM Redbooks residency (PW-DS02-R01)


This residency is designed to document automation capabilities through the use of Ansible on IBM Power Systems. This will be a virtual residency. No travel is required.

Benefits, objectives, prerequisites and more ...


How Residencies work

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Starts 31 Jul 2023, ends 25 Aug 2023 (4 weeks) and requires 10 residents

Residency Leader: Tim Simon

Location: Virtual residency

  1. Begin Nomination

Must be received by 21 July 2023
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    Benefits to Resident

    IT administrators, developers, and QA engineers are continuously seeking opportunities to streamline and automate anything repetitive to save time, increase reliability and minimize human error. In a hybrid multi-cloud landscape, streamlining starts with establishing consistent tools and processes across all environments.

    This is why Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is enabled for IBM Power Systems — across AIX and IBM i including for environments running on Power Systems private and public cloud infrastructures.

    Enterprises already using Ansible for other IT infrastructure (such as x86 or IBM Z servers) can seamlessly integrate Power servers as well. The Ansible content helps enable DevOps automation through unified workflow orchestration with configuration management, provisioning, and application deployment in one, easy-to-use platform. This is an important step to delivering a comprehensive enterprise-grade solution for building and operating IT automation at scale.

    Ansible Use Cases

    OS configuration management for AIX and IBM i:

    Patch management

    Security management

    OS & application deployment

    Continuous delivery

    Centralized backup and recovery

    Virtualization management and provisioning

    IBM Redbooks want technical practitioners to be recognized for their newly gained knowledge, experience, and accomplishments. Therefore, upon successful delivery of the publication produced by this IBM Redbooks residency, you will become eligible to earn an IBM Redbooks Digital Badge issued through Credly.


    Resident Prerequistes

    A basic requirement for all residents is the ability to read and clearly express concepts and procedures in common English.

    Residents should be comfortable working in an IBM Power environment.

    Ideally the resident should be familiar with one or more of the following areas:

    AIX system management.

    PowerVM and LPAR management

    IBM i system management

    Red Hat OpenShift running on Power

    Speaking and writing in English is a requirement.


    Requested level 
    IBM Power Systems Virtual Server.3
    IBM Power Systems (POWER9) installation and management including PowerVM virtualization features.4
    IBM PowerSC comprehensive knowledge and experiences.2
    IBM Power Systems Security experiences.2
    Infrastructure Security experiences2
    Linux distros installation and management (SUSE and Red Hat).4
    IBM System Storage Solutions and disk replication experiences.2
    Networking and I/O protocols configurations experiences.3
    Experiences with applications running in containers managed by Red Hat OpenShift in multicloud environments.3
    Technical documentation skills.4
    Willing to learn, read, ask questions, and have fun while at it.4

    Documentation Skills

    Requested level 
    Microsoft Word.4
    Snagit or image capturing tool.4

    Social Media Skills

    Requested level