Red Hat Automation with Ansible 1
Learn to write and manage Ansible playbooks and automate system administration tools
Automation with Ansible I (DO407) is designed for system administrators who are intending to use Ansible for automation, configuration, and management. Learn how to install and configure Ansible, create and run playbooks to configure systems, and learn to manage inventories.
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
AUDIENCE & PREREQUISITES
Audience for this course
System and cloud administrators who need to automate cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and other IT needs.
Prerequisites for this course
IT professionals across a broad range of disciplines who need to perform essential Linux administration tasks including installation, establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage, and basic security administration.
Outline for this course
Introduce and review the course.
Describe the terminology and architecture of Ansible.
Install Ansible and run ad hoc commands.
Write Ansible plays and execute a playbook.
Manage variables and inclusions
Describe variable scope and precedence, manage variables and facts in a play, and manage inclusions.
Implement task control
Manage task control, handlers, and tags in Ansible playbooks.
Implement Jinja2 templates
Implement a Jinja2 template.
Create and manage roles.
Configure complex playbooks
Configure connection types, delegations, and parallelism.
Implement Ansible Vault
Manage encryption with Ansible Vault.
Troubleshoot the Ansible control machine and managed nodes.
Implement Ansible Tower
Implement Ansible Tower
Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment
Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment using Vagrant
Review tasks from the Automation with Ansible course.
Impact of this training
Impact on the organization
This course is intended to develop the skills needed to implement Ansible in an operations or cloud computing environment. These skills are suitable for organizations seeking to gain cost savings and operational efficiency by implementing the DevOps methodology with Ansible
Red Hat has created this course in a way intended to benefit our customers, but each company and infrastructure is unique, and actual results or benefits may vary.
Impact on the individual
As a result of attending this course, students should be able to implement Ansible for the purpose of automation, configuration, and management in a DevOps environment.
Students should be able to demonstrate the following skills:
Use Ansible to automate system administration tasks on managed hosts.
Write Ansible Playbooks to standardize task executions.
Manage playbook execution centrally, using Ansible Tower.
Duration: 4 Days