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Introduction to Ansible Automation

Course 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.

Course Details
  • Author: Austen Tyner
  • Length: 2 hours, 19 minutes, 58 seconds
  • Lab: 0 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds
  • Published: 2018-12-11
  • Level: 200

Who this course is designed for
  • This course is designed for anyone that wishes to use Ansible as an automation tool for their organization from System Administrators to Developers with familiarity of Linux.

Course Objectives

What You Will Learn
  • 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

Course Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites:
  • Familiarity with basic Linux system commands
  • Basic familiarity with a text editor

Course Modules

Introduction to Ansible

In this module, we will cover the following topics:

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

In this module, we will cover the following topics:

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

In this module, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Playbooks
  • Important Terms
  • Creating Playbooks
Ansible Roles

In this module, we will cover the following topics:

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

In this module, we will cover the following topics:

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

In this module, we will cover the following topics:

  • Provisioning Infrastructure
  • Autoscaling with Ansible Tower

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