Introducing new projects for the upcoming 1.0 release

Attempting to release a version 1.0 for ARA Records Ansible has been quite an adventure that started more than a year ago. The general vision hasn’t changed since then and the status updates from 2017 are still relevant from that perspective. Hundreds of commits later, the code underneath what will be released as ARA 1.0 has been almost entirely re-written from scratch, though. We’ve been making steady progress with the help of two new core contributors (thanks Florian and Guillaume!...

January 16, 2019 · 6 min · David Moreau Simard

AnsibleFest 2018: Community project highlights

With two days of AnsibleFest instead of one this time around, we had 100% more time to talk about Ansible things ! I got to attend great sessions, learn a bunch of things, chat and exchange war stories about Ansible, ARA, Zuul, Tower and many other things. It was awesome and I wanted to take the time to share a bit about some of the great Ansible community projects that were featured during the event....

October 8, 2018 · 5 min · David Moreau Simard

ARA Records Ansible 0.15 has been released

I was recently writing that ARA was open to limited development for the stable release in order to improve the performance for larger scale users. This limited development is the result of this 0.15.0 release. The #OpenStack community runs over 300,000 continuous integration jobs with #Ansible every month with the help of the awesome Zuul. Learn more about scaling ARA reports with @dmsimard https://t.co/l8zFXHqhhc — OpenStack (@OpenStack) April 18, 2018 Changelog for ARA Records Ansible 0....

May 3, 2018 · 4 min · David Moreau Simard

Scaling ARA to a million Ansible playbooks a month

The OpenStack community runs over 300 000 CI jobs with Ansible every month with the help of the awesome Zuul. It even provides ARA reports for ARA’s integration test jobs in a sort-of nested way. Zuul’s Ansible ends up installing Ansible and ARA. It makes my brain hurt sometimes… but in an awesome way. As a core contributor of the infrastructure team there, I get to witness issues and get a lot of feedback directly from the users....

April 9, 2018 · 4 min · David Moreau Simard

Rebranding Ansible Run Analysis to ARA Records Ansible

So I got an idea recently… Let’s rebrand Ansible Run Analysis to ARA records Ansible. If you’d like to review and comment on the code change, you can do so here: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/547245/. Why ? I watched the last season of Sillicon Valley recently. The series, while exaggerated, provides a humorous look at the world of startups. I don’t have any plans on creating a startup but I love that it makes you think about things like needing a clever name or how you would do a proper “elevator” pitch to get funding....

February 23, 2018 · 3 min · David Moreau Simard

Status update: ARA 1.0

Back in August, I posted about what was the roadmap for ARA 1.0 and why it was a very important milestone for the project. We’re now almost in December and I said there would likely be a beta version out by September. “What’s going on ?”, one might ask… A fair question. There’s definitely been progress and I could’ve been doing a better job at communicating updates other than the tweet from time to time....

November 22, 2017 · 12 min · David Moreau Simard

New ways of reaching the ARA community

More and more users requested other ways of reaching the ARA community and I’ve finally given in ! Until now, the only way of getting in touch was through IRC and I understand that, in 2017, IRC is not for everyone. Seamless communication across IRC, Slack and Discord That’s right, you can now reach us through Slack and Discord. Both are linked to IRC so messages sent to one will be relayed automatically to the others....

August 27, 2017 · 2 min · David Moreau Simard

What's coming in ARA 1.0 ?

Not long ago, I wrote that ARA: Ansible Run Analysis had it’s first birthday. It was an important milestone and it was a great opportunity to reflect back on where the project was coming from and think about what we needed to do in the future. Just for fun, let’s look at what I had written back in May to summarize what was probably coming: Python 3 compatibility This is done and was shipped in ARA 0....

August 16, 2017 · 9 min · David Moreau Simard

ARA is one year old! A look back at the past year.

ARA is one year old, happy birthday ARA ! ARA’s come a long way since the early prototypes. The latest version, 0.13, looks pretty awesome. It even caught the eye of Michael DeHaan, the author of Ansible ! This looks pretty awesome (maybe run on a Jenkins box?) https://t.co/qvd3aYE7n9 — laserllama (@laserllama) May 6, 2017 Let’s go back in time to look at the humble beginnings of the project and some of the important milestones that marked it’s history this past year....

May 8, 2017 · 8 min · David Moreau Simard

ARA 0.13 is out and it's awesome !

I’m excited to announce the release of ARA: Ansible Run Analysis 0.13.0! ARA 0.13.0 is available on PyPi or from source on GitHub. I’m also happy to announce that ARA 0.13.0 will be the first version of ARA packaged for Fedora and CentOS EPEL. Stay tuned in the near future to hear when the packages will be available. Wait, what’s ARA ? ARA is an Ansible callback plugin that records your playbook runs, wherever it is....

May 5, 2017 · 4 min · David Moreau Simard