Automation with Ansible (DO407)

Through hands-on labs, students will learn to automate system administration tasks on managed hosts with Ansible, learn how to write Ansible playbooks to standardize task execution, centrally manage playbooks and schedule recurring execution through a web interface with Red Hat® Ansible Tower. Students will also learn to manage encryption for Ansible with Ansible Vault, deploy Ansible Tower and use it to manage systems, and use Ansible in a DevOps environment with Vagrant.

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1. Course Introduction

2. Introducing Ansible

  • Terminology and architecture of Ansible

3. Deploying Ansible

  • Install Ansible and run ad hoc commands

4. Implementing Playbooks

  • Write Ansible plays and execute a playbook

5. Managing Variables and Inclusions

  • Variable scope and precedence, manage variables and facts in a play, and manage inclusions

6. Implementing Task Control

  • Manage task control, handlers, and tags in Ansible playbooks

7. Implementing Jinja2 Templates

  • Implement a Jinja2 template

8. Implementing Roles

  • Create and manage roles

9. Configuring Complex Playbooks

  • Configure connection types, delegations, and parallelism

10. Implementing Ansible Vault

  • Manage encryption with Ansible Vault

11. Troubleshooting Ansible

  • Troubleshoot the Ansible control machine and managed nodes

12. Implementing Ansible Tower

  • Implement Ansible Tower

13. Implementing Ansible in a DevOps Environment

  • Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment using Vagrant

14. Comprehensive Review

  • Review tasks

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.

Through hands-on labs, students will learn to automate system administration tasks on managed hosts with Ansible, learn how to write Ansible playbooks to standardize task execution, centrally manage playbooks and schedule recurring execution through a web interface with Red Hat® Ansible Tower. Students will also learn to manage encryption for Ansible with Ansible Vault, deploy Ansible Tower and use it to manage systems, and use Ansible in a DevOps environment with Vagrant.

 

Course content summary:

Install and troubleshoot Ansible on central nodes and managed hosts

Use Ansible to run ad-hoc commands and playbooks to automate tasks

Write effective Ansible playbooks

Protect encrypted data needed for tasks with Ansible Vault

Use Ansible Tower to more easily manage enterprise Ansible deployments

Work with Ansible in conjunction with Vagrant in a DevOps environment

RHCSA in Red Hat Enterprise Linux certification or equivalent experience

System and cloud administrators needing to automate cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and other IT needs

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