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Chapter 12. January 2021 release

12.1. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 1.2.1

The latest version of Red Hat Automation Platform includes the following:

12.1.1. Ansible Automation Platform 1.2.1 Installer

Ansible Automation Platform can be installed in various ways by choosing the best mode for your environment and making any necessary modifications to the inventory file. See Installing Ansible Automation Platform for more information.

Platform Installer bug fixes and enhancements

  • Updated the installer to ensure Automation Hub repositories are only enabled while running the installer
  • Updated the installer to allow it to pin a specific version of Automation Hub that needs to be installed
  • Fixed the installer to only install the DB where it belongs and not on all nodes
  • Fixed the installer to only check the RHSM Automation Hub repository when not using a bundled installer

12.1.2. Ansible Tower 3.8.1

Ansible Tower helps teams centralize and control your IT infrastructure with a visual dashboard, role-based access control, job scheduling, integrated notifications and graphical inventory management. Easily embed Ansible Automation into existing tools and processes with REST API and CLI.

Bux fixes and enhancements

  • Improved analytics collection to collect the playbook status for all hosts in a playbook run
  • Updated nginx on RHEL 7
  • Updated autobahn
  • Added aggregation support for applying multiple subscriptions to a single Tower installation
  • Fixed Tower to properly handle certain uploaded subscription manifests
  • Fixed Tower to properly respect the configured destination port when interacting with Red Hat Satellite 6 to obtain licensing/entitlement data
  • Fixed an error in the module documentation for the tower_license module* Fixed inventory updates from Satellite 6 and Tower to no longer fail unexpectedly
  • Fixed AWS inventory hosts to now properly track across inventory updates

See Ansible Tower Release Notes v3.8.1 for a full list of new features and enhancements.

12.1.3. Automation Hub 4.2.1

Automation Hub allows you to discover and utilize new certified automation content from Red Hat Ansible and Certified Partners. On Ansible Automation Hub, you can discover and manage Ansible Collections which is supported automation content developed by both partners and Red Hat for use cases such as cloud automation, network automation, security automation, and more.

Private Automation Hub bug fixes and enhancements

  • Fixed NamespaceLink creation and Validation on duplicated name
  • Fixed a bug where API returns 409 in case of existing group with same name
  • Updated the namespaces api to perform a partial match on namespace name and namespace company name when using the 'keywords' query parameter
  • Fixed KeyError lookup in namespace and collection viewset
  • Fixed error in error msg when importing invalid filenames
  • Enhanced content sync to better deal with Akamai rate limits