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Course Description

In this course, students learn to automate provisioning, configuration management, service deployment, and operational processes with Ansible. This course covers all the core Ansible features including installing and configuring, running ad-hoc commands, understanding modules, creating and using playbooks, variables and inclusion, task control, templates, and roles. The course also covers dealing with sensitive data via Ansible Vault, integration with Docker and Vagrant, networking, and troubleshooting.

Course Outline

ANSIBLE OVERVIEW

  • Why Ansible?
  • Overview of Architecture
  • QUIZ: Architecture
  • Inventory
  • Inventory Patterns
  • Inventory Plugins
  • QUIZ: Inventory and Patterns
  • DEMO: Introducing Ansible

DEPLOYING ANSIBLE

  • Installing
  • DEMO: Installing Ansible
  • Configuration Files
  • DEMO: Configuration Files
  • Module Syntax Help
  • Running Ad Hoc Commands
  • DEMO: Running Ad Hoc Commands
  • Dynamic Inventory
  • DEMO: Dynamic Inventory
  • LAB TASKS
  • Deploying Ansible
  • Ad Hoc Commands
  • Dynamic Inventories

PLAYBOOKS BASICS

  • Writing YAML Files
  • Playbook Structure
  • Host and Task Execution Order
  • Command Modules
  • Significant Module Categories
  • File Manipulation
  • Network Modules
  • Packaging Modules
  • System Storage
  • Account Management
  • Security
  • Services
  • DEMO: Playbooks

LAB TASKS

  • Playbook Basics
  • Playbooks: Command Modules
  • Playbooks: Common Modules

VARIABLES AND INCLUSIONS

  • Variables
  • Variables - Playbooks
  • Variables - Inventory
  • Variables - Registered
  • Facts
  • DEMO: Facts
  • Inclusions

LAB TASKS

  • Variables and Facts
  • Inclusions

JINJA2 TEMPLATES

  • Jinja2
  • Expressions
  • QUIZ: Jinja2 Templates
  • Filters
  • Tests
  • Lookups
  • Control Structures
  • DEMO: Jinja2 Templates

LAB TASKS

  • Jinja2 Templates
  • Jinja2 Templates

TASK CONTROL

  • Loops
  • Loops (cont.)
  • Loops and Variables
  • DEMO: Constructing Flow Control
  • Conditionals
  • DEMO: Conditionals
  • Handlers
  • Tags
  • Handling Errors

LAB TASKS

  • Task Control

ROLES

  • Roles
  • Role Usage Details
  • QUIZ: Role Structure
  • Creating Roles
  • Deploying Roles with Ansible Galaxy
  • DEMO: Deploying Roles with Ansible Galaxy

LAB TASKS

  • Converting Playbooks to Roles
  • Creating Roles from Scratch
  • Ansible Galaxy Roles

ANSIBLE VAULT

  • Configuring Ansible Vault
  • Vault IDs
  • Executing with Ansible Vault
  • DEMO: Configuring Ansible Vault
  • LAB TASKS
  • Ansible Vault

NETWORK AUTOMATION

  • Network Automation
  • Simple Network Module Examples
  • Network Modules: Gotchas
  • Simple IOS Modules Examples
  • General Purpose ios Modules

 

Prerequisites

Experience with Linux shell, text editing, and basic systems administration needed.

Duration

3 Days | 6 Nights
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Section Title
Ansible Automation
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
M, W
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Nov 09, 2020 to Nov 18, 2020
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
M, W
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Nov 30, 2020 to Dec 02, 2020
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
18.0
Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $2,295.00
Potential Discount(s)