Ansible Collections for SAP on AIX and IBM i: New version 1.1.0 released
By now you have probably heard of Red Hat Ansible. If not, this is what it is about: Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform is a foundation for building and operating automation across an organization. It is a free, open-source application with some commercial options based on Python and YAML. It works agent-less, so there is no need to install and maintain agents on the Ansible endpoints. Red Hat has provided Ansible collections for SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA on Red Hat Linux.
In September, 2021, Ansible collections for SAP on AIX and IBM i were published by IBM to help you automating your SAP administration tasks on these platforms. The initial version was supporting the following use cases:
- Install or upgrade the SAP Host Agent.
- Start SAP instances.
- Stop SAP instances.
- Upgrade the kernel patch level of an already installed SAP system.
On January 31st, 2022, these collections were updated with a new version 1.1.0. With the new version, the following changes and additions were shipped:
- Improved variable and task naming for readable messages.
- Restructured role upgrade_sap_kernel in the IBM i collection for more clarity.
- Additional options for the roles start_sap and stop_sap to handle all instances in one step and to start or stop the SAP start services.
- New roles start_db and stop_db in the AIX collection to start and stop a Db2 database.
- New role sap_opsyscheck for basic operating system checks.
- Restructured and improved documentation.
The AIX collection can be found here: https://galaxy.ansible.com/ibm/power_aix_sap, the documentation of the AIX collection is available at https://ibm.github.io/ansible-power-aix-sap/.The IBM i collection can be found here: https://galaxy.ansible.com/ibm/power_ibmi_sap, the documentation of the IBM i collection is available at https://ibm.github.io/ansible-for-i-sap/.