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Solution Overview

The deployment of a virtual resource isn't finished once the machine is powered on. The build process (software installs, script executions, etc.) can be cumbersome and time-consuming. Selecting the appropriate automation toolchain allows organizations to improve slow, error-prone, manual processes, and eliminate process-bound 'human middleware.'
 
This lab combines the capabilities of ServiceNow (requests and governance), vRealize Automation (deployment and lifecycle management), and Ansible Tower (configuration automation) into a single automation toolchain.

Lab Diagram

Before you get started...

Learn about the SovLabs Ansible Tower module used in this lab, which enables advanced provisioning capabilities from vRA, while providing the ability to manage dynamic inventories and grouping for ongoing Ansible Tower Day 2 management.