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Automation with Ansible and Ansible Tower

  • Tuition USD $4,750
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 329 Ratings
  • Course Code DO410
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Virtual, Classroom
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Automation with Ansible and Ansible Tower (DO410R)

Automation with Ansible and Ansible Tower (DO410) is designed for IT professionals who want to develop standardized automation of the enterprise IT environment in order to improve operational efficiency by using Ansible. You will learn how to use Ansible for automation, configuration, provisioning, and management, and how to use Red Hat®Ansible Tower to centrally manage Ansible at an enterprise scale. This course combines the content from Automation with Ansible (DO407) and Automation with Ansible II: Ansible Tower (DO409).

Skills Gained

  • Install and troubleshoot Ansible on central nodes and managed hosts.
  • Automate administration tasks with Ansible playbooks and ad hoc commands.
  • Write effective Ansible playbooks.
  • Protect sensitive data used by tasks with Ansible Vault.
  • Install and configure Ansible Tower for enterprise Ansible management.
  • Use Ansible Tower to control access to inventories and machine credentials by users and teams.
  • Create job templates in Ansible Tower to standardize playbook execution.
  • Centrally launch playbooks and monitor and review job results with Ansible Tower.

Who Can Benefit

This course is designed for Linux system administrators, cloud administrators, and network administrators needing to automate configuration management, application deployment, and intraservice orchestration at an enterprise scale. Prerequisites for this course

Prerequisites

  • Become a Red Hat Certified System Administrator, or demonstrate equivalent experience

Course Details

Introduce Ansible

Describe the terminology and architecture of Ansible.

Deploy Ansible

Configure 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

Employ a Jinja2 template.

Implement roles

Create and manage roles.

Configure complex playbooks

Learn and replicate how Ansible executes plays and tasks using host patterns, delegation, and parallelism.

Implement Ansible Vault

Manage encryption with Ansible Vault.

Troubleshoot Ansible

Troubleshoot the Ansible control machine and managed nodes.

Install Ansible Tower and describe Ansible Tower's architecture

Explain what Ansible Tower is and demonstrate a basic ability to navigate and use its web user interface.

Create users and teams for role-based access control

Create user accounts and organize them into teams that can be used in conjunction with role-based access control to manage administration and access to organizational resources in Ansible Tower.

Create and manage inventories and credentials

Build inventories of machines to manage and set up credentials that will allow Ansible Tower to run jobs on those systems.

Manage projects for provisioning with Ansible Tower

Create basic projects and job templates in Ansible Tower that can be used to run Ansible playbooks in order to provision and configure managed systems.

Construct advanced job workflows

Use additional features of job templates to improve workflows by creating simple job launch forms and templates to launch multiple jobs in sequence, and also to report job success or failure through external notification systems.

Update inventories dynamically and compare inventory members

Use advanced techniques to work with inventories, including dynamic generation of inventories from centralized information sources and monitoring of hosts in an inventory for configuration deviations or differences.

Maintenance and administration of Ansible Tower

Perform routine maintenance and administration on Ansible Tower and establish a basic familiarity with the command line tools and the Ansible Tower API.

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When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Lunchtime?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

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What languages are used to deliver training?

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