Getting started with Event Driven Automation and Ansible Lightspeed!
01 What is event driven automation?
02 Introducing Ansible Lightspeed with IBM Watson
What is event-driven automation?
The ability to connect events for
discrete, actionable intelligence, then
execute automated actions to
respond to events and provide
observation and auditability across
your automation landscape
Infrastructure Cloud native
Security Public cloud
Red Hat Ansible
Single enterprise platform now with more automation options
Automatically respond to
Initiate planned automation
Ansible Automation Platform
Simple declarative decisions through rules
- name: Automatic Remediation of a web server
- name: listen for alerts
- name: restart web server
condition: event.alert.labels.job ==
"fastapi" and event.alert.status == "firing"
▸ Events are processed by a rules engine
▹ Rules trigger based on conditions and actions
can be carried out by the rules engine
▹ Rules are organized into Ansible Rulebooks
▹ Ansible rules can apply to events occurring on
specific hosts or groups
▸ Conditional management of actions to events
▹ Simple YAML structure for logical conditions
▹ Events can trigger different types of actions:
■ Run Ansible Playbooks
■ Run Modules
■ Post new events to the event handler
▸ YAML-like format familiarity
▹ Current Ansible users quickly learn and use
With IBM Watson Code Assistant
Red Hat wants to accelerate automation, from creation through execution
Why? Because our customers are under increasing pressure to
be more efficient, and turn to Ansible automation to help.
The key to getting the most out of automation, is to drive
it from an enterprise level. That involves multiple teams
working together to create automation code.
Code that scales across domains.
Code that meets the varied needs of the teams using it.
Code that is trusted and compliant.
The AI revolution has come to automation
Bridge skills gaps
Accessible with natural language
Expand into new automation domains
Less time spent coding
More focus on automation outcomes
Integrating generative AI into automation can greatly enhance the automation
creation experience, helping creators produce better automation content, more
The end result? Improved overall efficiency of an organization’s automation efforts,
improving ROI and time to value.
3 things to know about the Ansible Lightspeed Tech Preview
It is now available for ALL Ansible users, for free.
This is a limited service, with a one primary capability: task generation.
This is a self-supported service.
The Ansible Lightspeed experience
Enhancing Playbook creation
Resources and next
Get started on your event-driven automation journey
Event-Driven Ansible web page
451 Research: The Impact of
on IT Operations
IDC QuickTake AnsibleFest 2922,
including Event-Driven Ansible
Blog: Highly Efficient, Resilient IT
Blog: Introducing Event-Driven Ansible
Event-Driven Ansible web page
Free self-paced labs
Ansible Rulebook documentation
Event-Driven Ansible blog series
Blog: Getting started with Event-Driven
Blog: Creating custom plugins
▸ Get started with the service
▸ Community docs
▸ Technical Preview video
▸ Technical preview blog