IAG Overview
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IAG Overview

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Overview

The Itential Automation Gateway (previously known as Itential Ansible Manager) is a stand-alone user interface that acts as a gateway to popular network automation tools such as AnsibleĀ®, an open source platform from Red HatĀ® that manages machines over the SSH protocol. Ansible is a popular choice for IT automation, configuration management and provisioning because of its extensive library of connectivity helpers and its approachable "scripting language". Unfortunately many tools such as Ansible lack out of the box support for programmable interfaces and tend to have very abstract concepts of inventory. Automation Gateway (AG) aims to solve these constraints by providing a simple REST API and a standardized inventory concept.

This guide introduces the Automation Gateway along with its installation and configuration instructions. It will also provide information on how to enhance and decorate an existing schema for content such as an Ansible Module/Role/Playbook, Nornir Module, Terraform Module, or even your own custom scripts. Finally, you will discover how to interact with API definitions through an interactive API documentation UI.