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
System and cloud administrators who need to automate cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and other IT needs.
Have a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification or equivalent experience.
Describe the terminology and architecture of Ansible.
Install Ansible and run ad hoc commands.
Write Ansible plays and execute a playbook.
Describe variable scope and precedence, manage variables and facts in a play, and manage inclusions.
Manage task control, handlers, and tags in Ansible playbooks.
Implement a Jinja2 template.
Create and manage roles.
Configure connection types, delegations, and parallelism.
Manage encryption with Ansible Vault.
Troubleshoot the Ansible control machine and managed nodes.
Implement Ansible Tower.
Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment using Vagrant.