Config Management Camp 2024 Ghent

Terraforming with Ansible
2024-02-05, 14:00–14:25, B.1.015

Ansible and Terraform (OpenTofu) are two very powerful but unique automation tools that are often compared competitively. Simply put, choosing which of these tools to use is not always an "either / or" choice — often it’s an "and." In this talk we see how they can be better together.

Ansible and Terraform (OpenTofu) are two very powerful but unique tools that are often compared in competitive discussions. Evaluating these tools for your use isn’t a simple comparison, since there’s no one "right" way to automate or one automation tool to use—just as there is not only one way to solve a problem. The two tools are better together and can work in harmony to create a better experience for developers and operations teams.

This talk will discuss how using Terraform/OpenTofu and Ansible can create powerful workflows and introduce you to the Ansible content and tools to help make this possible.

Timothy Appnel is a Senior Product Manager on the Ansible team at Red Hat. Tim is an old-timer in the Ansible community with over 11 years of experience with Ansible as a contributor, customer, consultant, evangelist, and “jack of all trades.” The synchronize module in Ansible is all his fault.

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