Publication detail

Unleashing Full Potential of Ansible Framework: University Labs Administration

MAŠEK, P. ŠTŮSEK, M. KREJČÍ, J. ZEMAN, K. POKORNÝ, J. KUDLÁČEK, M.

Original Title

Unleashing Full Potential of Ansible Framework: University Labs Administration

English Title

Unleashing Full Potential of Ansible Framework: University Labs Administration

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The proliferation of virtualization coupled with the increasing power of industry-standard servers and the availability of cloud computing has led to a significant increase in the number of servers and end stations that need to be managed with or without an organization. At this point, data center orchestration and configuration management tools come into play as in many cases. System administrators manage groups of identical servers or end stations (physical hosts or virtual machines) which run identical applications and services. They are deployed on virtualization frameworks within the organization, or running as cloud or hosted instances in data centers. In this paper, we consider building up new layer for the utilized Ansible orchestration tool. In the realized scenario, more than 10 laboratories at Brno University of Technology were utilized to test our developed framework in case of remote management. To bring the introduced functionality closer to system administrators, an universal web application enabling them to do the configuration changes via the smart devices (e.g., smart phones and tablets) was created and thoroughly tested.

English abstract

The proliferation of virtualization coupled with the increasing power of industry-standard servers and the availability of cloud computing has led to a significant increase in the number of servers and end stations that need to be managed with or without an organization. At this point, data center orchestration and configuration management tools come into play as in many cases. System administrators manage groups of identical servers or end stations (physical hosts or virtual machines) which run identical applications and services. They are deployed on virtualization frameworks within the organization, or running as cloud or hosted instances in data centers. In this paper, we consider building up new layer for the utilized Ansible orchestration tool. In the realized scenario, more than 10 laboratories at Brno University of Technology were utilized to test our developed framework in case of remote management. To bring the introduced functionality closer to system administrators, an universal web application enabling them to do the configuration changes via the smart devices (e.g., smart phones and tablets) was created and thoroughly tested.

Keywords

Virtualization; Remote Management; IoT; Infrastructure as a Code

Released

18.05.2018

Location

Jyvaskyla, Finland

ISBN

978-952-68653-4-8

Book

22st Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT

Pages from

144

Pages to

150

Pages count

7

URL

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT147490,
  author="Pavel {Mašek} and Martin {Štůsek} and Jan {Krejčí} and Kryštof {Zeman} and Jiří {Pokorný} and Marek {Kudláček}",
  title="Unleashing Full Potential of Ansible Framework: University Labs Administration",
  annote="The proliferation of virtualization coupled with the increasing power of industry-standard servers and the availability of cloud computing has led to a significant increase in the number of servers and end stations that need to be managed with or without an organization. At this point, data center orchestration and configuration management tools come into play as in many cases. System administrators manage groups of identical servers or end stations (physical hosts or virtual machines) which run identical applications and services. They are deployed on virtualization frameworks within the organization, or running as cloud or hosted instances in data centers. In this paper, we consider building up new layer for the utilized Ansible orchestration tool. In the realized scenario, more than 10 laboratories at Brno University of Technology were utilized to test our developed framework in case of remote management. To bring the introduced functionality closer to system administrators, an universal web application enabling them to do the configuration changes via the smart devices (e.g., smart phones and tablets) was created and thoroughly tested.",
  booktitle="22st Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT",
  chapter="147490",
  doi="10.23919/FRUCT.2018.8468270",
  howpublished="online",
  year="2018",
  month="may",
  pages="144--150",
  type="conference paper"
}