Thank you to all those who joined the session on Ansible for IBM zSystems 101 last week, and the hands-on labs this week!
I hope the sessions were insightful and piqued your interest into the world of Ansible automation on IBM zSystems.
In case you missed them, below are the three options for hands-on labs. They're all available any time.
Hands-on Ansible Labs:
Ansible on LinuxONE hands-on lab - recommended for those who want to try out Ansible for Linux on Z. Linux terminal skills recommended. For those wondering "is Linux on Z the same as on x86 or other architectures?"
Red Hat's general Ansible hands-on labs - recommended for those who want to learn how to use Ansible generally, not specific to Z, and want a high polish, streamlined experience.
Ansible for z/OS hands-on labs <- IBM and partners' link, public link to request access for non-IBMers or partners - recommended for those who want to get hands-on writing playbooks specifically for z/OS.
So, why Ansible for IBM zSystems?
1. Skills Transfer - Enable new people in the Z space to get started more quickly by using tools they're already familiar with.
2. Scalability - Write and setup playbooks once and then use them to automate thousands of systems all at once.
3. Standardization - Bring Z into the fold of organization-wide automation tools that aren't limited by operating system or architecture.
email@example.com - If you have any questions or would like to request a client briefing, proof of concept, or any other inquiries, please feel free to reach out via email.
firstname.lastname@example.org - Another great person to involve in Ansible for IBM zSystems engagements is Dan Jast - Senior Product Manager Ansible for z/OS.
I've also attached the slides from the first week.
Let's get automating!