Friday, 26 January 2018

Automation with Ansible (DO407)

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

Audience and prerequisites

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

Have basic Red Hat Enterprise Linux administration skills or have a Red Hat Certified SystemAdministrator (RHCSA) certification is recommended.

Outline for this course
·        Course introduction
       Introduce and review the course.

·       Introduce Ansible
       Describe the terminology and architecture of Ansible.
·       Deploy Ansible
       Install Ansible and run ad hoc commands.

·       Implement playbooks
       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.

·       Implement roles
       Create and manage roles.

·       Configure complex playbooks
       Configure connection types, delegations, and parallelism.

·       Implement Ansible Vault
       Manage encryption with Ansible Vault.

·       Troubleshoot Ansible
       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.

·        Comprehensive review
       Review tasks from the Automation with Ansible course.

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