Red Hat Inc has come up with an open source code repository for DevOps called Ansible Galaxy. Developers will now be able to share, find and reuse their Ansible work. Ansible is a well-known automation software tool which was released a few years back and it was acquired by Red Hat last year. Ansible Galaxy makes it easy for a developer in configuring, managing server nodes, deployment of software and running tasks.
Ansible Galaxy is the latest community where developers can use it for sharing and searching Ansible Roles. These Roles are pre-packaged and ready-to-run system admin tasks. For example, if a developer is trying to configure the Nginx server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or on other Linux servers which are hosted in the cloud, you need to open Ansible Nginx role and it will start by itself .
Ansible Roles are similar to content directories which were designed to allow reusability and sharing the mechanism. These Roles are like “common language” for Ansible functionality which is easily adaptable to different organizations, teams, and environments. There may be the inclusion of files, tasks, handlers, templates and modules.
If you are trying to create a role for installing and configuring a well-known software package or for deployment purpose you may opt for Ansible Galaxy. The developer can also build their own private Galaxy Server which enables them to utilize their own Ansible galaxy client along with private Galaxy repository. Developers are allowed to give their own features and improvements to the Ansible Galaxy codebase.