Introduction to Ansible: Automation with Ansible (TTDV7580)

This lab-intensive course is geared toward those responsible for automation of configuration management; consistent and repeatable application deployment; provisioning and deployment of development, testing, and production servers; and integration with DevOps CI/CD workflows. Throughout the course you will explore core Ansible features such as automatic provisioning, configuration management, service deployment and operational processes.

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Learning Objectives

This course is approximately 50% hands-on, combining expert lecture, real-world demonstrations and group discussions with machine-based practical labs and exercises. Working in a hands-on learning environment led by our expert practitioner attendees will explore how to:

  • Describe Ansible concepts and install Red Hat Ansible Engine (optional – we can pre-install is as well if desired, depending on the audience)
  • Deploy Ansible and Configure Ansible to manage hosts and run ad hoc Ansible commands.
  • Implement playbooks
  • Write a simple Ansible playbook and run it to automate tasks on multiple managed hosts.
  • Manage variables and facts
  • Write playbooks that use variables to simplify management of the playbook and facts to reference information about managed hosts.
  • Implement task control; Manage task control, handlers, and task errors in Ansible playbooks.
  • Deploy files to managed hosts
  • Deploy, manage, and adjust files on hosts managed by Ansible.
  • Manage large projects
  • Write playbooks that are optimized for larger, more complex projects.
  • Simplify playbooks with roles
  • Use Ansible roles to develop playbooks more quickly and to reuse Ansible code.
  • Troubleshoot Ansible
  • Troubleshoot playbooks and managed hosts.
  • Automate Linux administration tasks
  • Automate common Linux system administration tasks with Ansible


    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Ansible Overview
  • Overview of Architecture
  • Overview of Deployments
  • Inventory
  • 2 - Deploying Ansible
  • Installing
  • Configuration Files
  • Running Ad Hoc Commands
  • Dynamic Inventory
  • 3 - Playbooks
  • Writing YAML Files
  • Modules
  • 4 - Variables and Inclusions
  • Variables
  • Facts
  • Inclusions
  • 5 - Task Control
  • Constructing Flow Control
  • Handlers
  • Tags
  • Handling Errors
  • 6 - Jinja2 Templates
  • Jinja2 Templates
  • Jinja2 Templates
  • 7 - Roles
  • Role Structure
  • Creating Roles
  • Deploying Roles with Ansible Galaxy
  • 8 - Optimizing Ansible
  • Configuring Connection Types
  • Configuring Delegation
  • Configuring Parallelism
  • 9 - Ansible Vault
  • Configuring Ansible Vault
  • Executing with Ansible Vault
  • 10 - Troubleshooting Ansible
  • Troubleshooting Playbooks
  • Troubleshooting Managed Hosts
  • 11 - Ansible Tower
  • Ansible Tower overview
  • Installing
  • Account management
  • Hosts
  • Jobs
  • 12 - Optional: Ansible in a DevOps Environment
  • Provisioning Vagrant Machines
  • Deploying Vagrant in a DevOps Environment
  • Deploying Docker in a DevOps Environment
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    This is an Introductory level course for experienced Linux system administrators, DevOps engineers, infrastructure automation engineers, and systems design engineers. Ideally students should have familiarity with basic Python scripting. Attendees without programming skills can follow along with the scripting portion of the labs.

    Other Prerequisites

    TTPS4824 Introduction to Python for Networking / SysAdmin – 4 days

    TTLX2103 Introduction to Linux | Linux Essentials – 3 days

    Introduction to Ansible: Automation with Ansible (TTDV7580)

    Course Length : 3 Days

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