Ansible Configuration For Bare Hosts

A "bare host" is a host that is not discovered from a cloud management system, such as OpenStack or Kubernetes. Any Linux host can be monitored by AppFormix (refer to Agent Requirements). A bare host can be configured using AppFormix Ansible playbooks.

The Ansible playbook will install AppFormix Agent on the host, and configure the host in the AppFormix Platform. The bare host will be displayed in the AppFormix Dashboard, where Charts and Alarms can be used to monitor metrics from the host.

How to Configure a Bare Host

Add an entry for the bare host in the inventory file under the [bare_host] group tag. For example, the Ansible inventory will look something like this:

[bare_host]
hostname1
hostname2 ansible_ssh_user='user' ansible_ssh_pass='password'