Linux Automation with Ansible
 
 

Linux Automation with Ansible

Course Code: LANS

Duration: 4 days

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Linux Automation with Ansible Course Overview

This course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of Linux Ansible Automation.

Although this Linux Automation with Ansible course is based on the Red Hat/CentOS Linux distribution, the delegate should be able to apply the concepts covered on this course to other Linux based distributions.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Install and configure Ansible
  • Configure clients for use with Ansible
  • Create and run ad-hoc Ansible commands
  • Understand the basics of the YAML Language
  • Create and run Ansible Playbooks
  • Create and use Variable both internal and external
  • Understand and use Ansible facts
  • Create and use Tasks
  • Create and Use Roles
  • Secure Data using Ansible Vault
  • Manage files using Ansible
  • Create and Manage large projects
  • Linux Administration using Ansible
  • Troubleshooting Ansible problems

Who will the Course Benefit?

Linux System Administrators, DevOps teams, Managers and systems support personnel who need to automate tasks and maintain server configurations from a single point of control within an enterprise environment.

Course Objectives

To provide the skills needed to use Ansible for the purpose of automation, configuration and management.

Examinations

This course together with the Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 1 and Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2 courses will aid the delegate in their preparation for the following exams:

  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation: EX407

Attending this course will help delegates gain many of the skills and product knowledge requirements as outlined in the exam objectives. Studying this course and its associated reference materials can form part of the preparation to achieve certification. Experience, practice, self-study and aptitude are also key requirements for exam success.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Red Hat website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

Requirements

Delegates attending this Linux Automation with Ansible course should have experience of administering Linux in an Enterprise environment to the level covered in the pre-requisite courses.

The requirements for this course can be met by either of the pre-requisite courses listed.

Pre-Requisite Courses

Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.


 

Course Contents

Linux Automation with Ansible Training Course

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: WHAT IS ANSIBLE

  • What is Ansible
  • No database
  • No file residue
  • Overview of Ansible Tower

Session 2: DEPLOYING ANSIBLE

  • Installing Ansible control system
  • Configure Ansible user
  • Ansible configuration
  • Inventory

Session 3: CONFIGURE ANSIBLE CLIENT SYSTEM

  • Create Ansible user
  • Configure ssh secure remote access using Keys
  • Restrict ssh access
  • Configure privilege escalation on managed client

Session 4: CREATING AND RUNNING AD-HOC ANSIBLE COMMANDS

  • What are AD-Hoc commands
  • Running Ad-Hoc commands
  • Understanding the output from Ad-Hoc commands
  • Static Vs Dynamic Inventories

Linux Automation with Ansible Training Course

Session 5: YAML BASICS

  • What is YAML
  • YAML Syntax
  • To indent or not to indent
  • Examples of YAML for Ansible

Session 6: PLAYBOOKS AND TASKS

  • What are Playbooks
  • Creating a simple Playbook
  • Creating Tasks
  • Running the Playbook
  • Using Common Modules
  • Using Conditions
  • Error Handling
  • Safety of sensitive data using Ansible vault

Session 7: CREATING AND USING VARIABLES

  • Ansible variable Syntax
  • Internal variable
  • External variables
  • Adding variables to Playbooks

Linux Automation with Ansible Training Course

Session 8: USING ANSIBLE FACTS

  • What are Facts?
  • Adding simple facts to a Playbook
  • Multiple facts to the same Playbook

Session 9: CREATING AND USE ANSIBLE ROLES

  • What is a role?
  • Creating a role using ansible-galaxy
  • Configuring the Role
  • Adding the role to a playbook
  • Checking the Role works

Session 10: WORKING WITH FILES USING ANSIBLE

  • File management at a distance
  • Basic file operations
  • Using File Templates
  • Create and deploy a motd template enterprise wide

Linux Automation with Ansible Training Course

Session 11: CREATE AND MANAGE LARGE PROJECTS

  • How large is Large
  • Package Installations
  • Using Mirrors
  • Forking

Session 12: TROUBLE SHOOTING ANSIBLE PROBLEMS

  • Syntax Errors
  • Authentication Errors
  • Client system permission errors

Session 13: LINUX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION USING ANSIBLE

  • Software packages and repositories
  • Services
  • Firewall rules
  • File systems
  • Storage devices
  • File content
  • Archiving
  • Scheduled tasks
  • Security
  • Users and groups

Session 14: OVERVIEW OF RED HAT ANSIBLE TOWER

  • What is Ansible Tower
  • Benefits of Ansible Tower
 

Linux Automation with Ansible

Duration: 4 days

RRP: £2,100.00 exc. VAT 


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