Ansible server contains the valuable data about current state of configuration at the operating system level. In addition, users may configure Ansible to retrieve custom application specific facts.
Ansible gathers data from the hosts and stores in what is known as Ansible variables. These variable can be loaded into CMDB using Cloudaware integration with Ansible. Cloudaware supports native Ansible variables, custom as well as
Benefits Of Ansible Data In CMDB
Detect instances not connected to Ansible
Understand last time Ansible successfully executed on the host
Richer CMDB that has OS and application level data
Run reports on variables
Keep track of changes in variables
Execute workflows and approval processes based on values of variables
Convert fact to instance attribute
How To Load Ansible Data Into Cloudaware
Install Ansible-to-S3 adapter on Ansible Server. Instructions are available here.
Configure Cloudaware to consume Ansible data From S3 Bucket (read more here).
List of Ansible Specific Fields In CMDB
AWS EC2 Instance
Last Ansible Fact Update (Date/Time)