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.
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
Who Can Benefit
System and cloud administrators who need to automate cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and other IT needs.
Have basic Red Hat Enterprise Linux administration skills or have a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification is recommended
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.