Foreman Discovery is a powerful tool for provisioning new hardware. The system facts discovered by Facter when the Foreman Discovery Image boots provide us with important information needed to determine how a system should be provisioned. Many of the facts we need are captured out of the box, but what happens when we need something a little more? This is where custom facts come into play.
Over the last few years, the reporting capabilities in Foreman have gone from strength to strength. You can now use a wide range of report templates, and also customize or write your own templates to suit your needs. If you’re new to reporting in Foreman and want to learn more, you can watch @marek_hulan give an introduction and deep dive into the Foreman reporting engine.
Katello hit a major milestone, automate your way into summer, host details page updates, and much more!
Over the last two years, the Foreman community has enjoyed rapid development in the area of automating Foreman using Foreman Ansible Modules. If you’re interested in an introduction, check out @evgeni’s’ recent talk at FOSDEM 2020: Your management layer should be cattle too! as well as well as Jeffrey Van Pelt’s great blog about Foreman Config as Code. In the last while, community member @besmirzanaj also contributed a tutorial about Setting up Foreman and managing it with Ansible . Within the Foreman community, the interest and enthusiasm for automating regular Foreman tasks using Ansible is active and growing
The last month’s community news roundup. Save the date for the Foreman Birthday Party!