|David Moreau Simard||[news]||[ansible]||2019-12-03||Announcing the release of ARA Records Ansible 1.3||announcing-the-release-of-ara-records-ansible-1.3||post|
ARA 1.3.0 has been released !
Here are some of the highlights in this new version:
Before ARA 1.3, it was required to run the API server under at least python 3.6 and above.
We've removed the requirement on python 3.6 by replacing a few instances of python f-strings by a compatible string format.
This change will make it easier to run the API server on a wider range of operating systems which include python 3.5.
1.3 improves on the existing search functionality of the API and makes it possible to sort and filter the results of your search.
Let's look at a few practical examples to demonstrate how this might be useful.
Pretend you'd like to search for playbooks that failed in the last 30 days and have them ordered with the most recent first, you could construct your query like so:
If you want to find out which Ansible tasks took the longest to run, you can sort by duration instead:
Or if you want to see which hosts are failing the most tasks:
Some of the improvements to the API for this release were implemented in the playbook index of the built-in interface:
We hope to bring similar functionality in the future for searching through plays, tasks, results and hosts.
Depending on your use case, you might not want to keep playbook reports in your database forever.
1.3 introduces a new command, ara-manage prune, which takes care of deleting playbooks and all of their resources if they are older than a specified amount of days.
For example, the
ara-manage prune command could be set up to run in a cron
to control the size of your database while keeping the amount of rows to a
minimum for steady performance.
ARA could use your help and we can also help you get started. Please reach out !
The project community hangs out on IRC and Slack.