IL - Automation with Ansible I (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 Red Hat® 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 Details
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Level: 300

Who this course is designed for
  • System and cloud administrators who need to automate cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and other IT needs.

What You Will Learn

  • 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


  • Understand and use essential tools for handling files, directories, command-line environments, and documentation
  • Operate running systems, including booting into different run levels, identifying processes, starting and stopping virtual machines, and controlling services
  • Create and configure file systems and file system attributes, such as permissions, encryption, access control lists, and network file systems
  • Manage users and groups, including use of a centralized directory for authentication

Course Outline

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 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 in a DevOps environment using Vagrant.
Review tasks from the Automation with Ansible course.;

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