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Introduction to Ansible Automation
Lecture
Austen Tyner
Beginner
2 h 19 m
2018-12-11
Lecture Overview
In this course, the student will learn about the Ansible ecosystem of tooling with a special focus on Ansible Automation. Students will use Ansible for system management and configuration as well as work with Ansible playbooks.
Objectives
  • How to use Ansible from the command line
  • Create and run Ansible playbooks
  • Use Ansible modules
  • Understand best practices for Ansible playbooks
  • Learn how to setup and use Ansible Tower
Pre-Requisites
  • Familiarity with basic Linux system commands
  • Basic familiarity with a text editor
Lecture Modules

In this module, we will cover the following topics:

  • What is Ansible?
  • Ansible Ecosystem
  • Important terms
  • Setup and Configuration

In this module, we will cover the following topics:

  • Basics of Ansible Adhoc Commands
  • Frequently Used Commands
  • Installing Packages
  • Controlling Services
  • Users

In this module, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Playbooks
  • Important Terms
  • Creating Playbooks

In this module, we will cover the following topics:

  • What Are Roles?
  • Important Terms
  • Creating a Role
  • Working with Roles
  • Ansible Galaxy

In this module, we will cover the following topics:

  • Modules for Interacting with Ansible
  • Authentication
  • Provisioning
  • Autoscaling
  • Managing with Ansible Tower

In this module, we will cover the following topics:

  • Provisioning Infrastructure
  • Autoscaling with Ansible Tower
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