Red Hat Automation with Ansible I (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.

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Learning Objectives

Learn to write and manage Ansible playbooks and automate system administration tools

  • Automation with Ansible (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.
  • This course is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.
  • Course overview
  • 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 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

     

    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Introduce Ansible
  • Describe the terminology and architecture of Ansible.
  • 2 - Deploy Ansible
  • Install Ansible and run ad hoc commands.
  • 3 - Implement playbooks
  • Write Ansible plays and execute a playbook.
  • 4 - Manage variables and inclusions
  • Describe variable scope and precedence, manage variables and facts in a play, and manage inclusions.
  • 5 - Implement task control
  • Manage task control, handlers, and tags in Ansible playbooks.
  • 6 - Implement Jinja2 templates
  • Implement a Jinja2 template.
  • 7 - Implement roles
  • Create and manage roles.
  • 8 - Configure complex playbooks
  • Configure connection types, delegations, and parallelism.
  • 9 - Implement Ansible Vault
  • Manage encryption with Ansible Vault.
  • 10 - Troubleshoot Ansible
  • Troubleshoot the Ansible control machine and managed nodes.
  • 11 - Implement Ansible Tower
  • Implement Ansible Tower.
  • 12 - Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment
  • Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment using Vagrant.
  • 13 - Comprehensive review
  • Review tasks from the Automation with Ansible course.
  • 14 - Note:
  • Course outline is subject to change with technology advances and as the nature of the underlying job evolves. For questions or confirmation on a specific objective or topic, please contact a training specialist.
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    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

    Having a basic Red Hat Enterprise Linux administration skills or have a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification is recommended.

    Other Prerequisites

    Be a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), or demonstrate equivalent Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® knowledge and experience

    Being a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) may be beneficial.

    Red Hat Automation with Ansible I (DO407)

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    Course Length : 4 Days (32 Hours)

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