Supercharge Red Hat Ansible for Network Automation

Itential is purpose-built to enhance and expand Ansible’s network automation capabilities.

Itential for Red Hat Ansible Network Automation

Never before has network automation with Ansible been this easy and powerful. With Itential’s low-code development interface, enable network engineers and operators to create and execute network automation use cases without writing code.
The Itential for Red Hat Ansible solution includes a rich set of features, purpose-built to enhance and expand Ansible’s network automation capabilities.

 

Centralized Management

Users can manage all types of CLI automations from distributed environments in your organization from a single location. Users can now leverage Scripts, Ansible, Terraform, NetMiko, and Nornir artifacts that they didn’t have access to before.

Visual Representation

Automation Gateway provides a consolidated visual representation of all Script types (python, perl, C, bash, etc.), Ansible (Playbooks, Modules, Roles), and Terraform (Plans), NetMiko (Python), Nornir (Modules), and devices from across all network deployments in your organization, via an intuitive user interface.

Dynamically Discover Ansible Modules & Roles

Dynamically discover the CLI automation assets in your environment such as Ansible Modules, Roles, and Playbooks, making them available for use via APIs. Any changes made to these artifacts by users are dynamically reflected as well. Automation Gateway also enables users to try out the APIs in an interactive manner before executing them. Your Ansible assets can also be used to build network automations within Itential’s Network Automation Platform.

Federate & Decorate Ansible Playbooks, Modules, & Roles

Itential enables Ansible users to enhance their Playbooks, Modules, and Roles for easier consumption, and dynamically identifies and leverages both certified and custom developed Ansible automations.

With decoration users have the flexibility to write/edit JSON schemas to modify metadata such as input parameters, descriptions, or types. Users can also rollback any changes made to the JSON properties of a Script, Ansible (Playbook, Module, Role), Terraform (Plans), NetMiko (Python), Nornir (Module) or device by resetting the schema to its original property settings.

Itential has been a huge asset to our network automation teams. We’d reached a point where we were receiving a lot of benefit from work we’d done with Ansible but, we needed to both expand the team members who could participate in our network automation projects and expand the uses cases toward more orchestration-like activities. Itential’s software took our Ansible deployment to the next level and we’ve really just scratched the surface of what their products can do.

Senior Director, Network Engineering & Operations, Major US Financial Services Company

Itential is Purpose-Built to Enhance & Expand Ansible’s Network Automation Capabilities

Ansible is a powerful tool for network automation teams, but it can require a deep knowledge of both application script development along with a background in network engineering. Itential greatly simplifies network automation with Ansible by providing both a low-code development interface for network engineers to supercharge their automation with Ansible.

Take Your CLI Automations to the Next Level


Itential’s Automation Gateway is a standalone application to propel network automation and network programmability. It’s ‘Bring Your Own Automation’ capabilities enable network teams to securely organize, run, and share their library of CLI automations through centralized and consolidated management of scripts, Ansible, Terraform, NetMiko, and Nornir automation assets.
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Expand Ansible Use Cases


Itential’s rich network automation capabilities enable organizations to expand the types of network changes automated with Ansible to include orchestration changes crossing multiple, diverse automation domains.

Visualize & Build Integrated Network Automation Workflows


The Itential Automation Platform can be used by developers and network engineers alike regardless of network engineering knowledge or code writing capabilities. It’s intuitive low-code development interface and built-in network intelligence allows everyone on your team to contribute to your network automation goals.
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Next-Generation Network Inventory Engine


Traditional network inventory tools rely on cached data, CMDB data imports, and stale inventory information. Itential creates and manages a next-generation network inventory engine that is always up-to-date and leverages a real-time federated data model.