Course Overview

The audience for this course is system’s administrators desiring to automate provisioning, configuration management, service deployment, operational processes. 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.

CLASS INFORMATION
Price: 
$2,900
Duration: 
3 days
Version: 
C01
  • 1: ANSIBLE OVERVIEW

        1. Why Ansible?
        2. Overview of Architecture
        3. QUIZ: Architecture
        4. Inventory
        5. Inventory Patterns
        6. Inventory Plugins
        7. QUIZ: Inventory and Patterns
        8. DEMO: Introducing Ansible

    2: DEPLOYING ANSIBLE

        1. Installing
        2. DEMO: Installing Ansible
        3. Configuration Files
        4. DEMO: Configuration Files
        5. Module Syntax Help
        6. Running Ad Hoc Commands
        7. DEMO: Running Ad Hoc Commands
        8. Dynamic Inventory
        9. DEMO: Dynamic Inventory

            LAB TASKS

        1. Deploying Ansible
        2. Ad Hoc Commands
        3. Dynamic Inventories

    3: PLAYBOOKS BASICS

        1. Writing YAML Files
        2. Playbook Structure
        3. Host and Task Execution Order
        4. Command Modules
        5. Significant Module Categories
        6. File Manipulation
        7. Network Modules
        8. Packaging Modules
        9. System Storage
        10. Account Management
        11. Security
        12. Services
        13. DEMO: Playbooks

            LAB TASKS

        1. Playbook Basics
        2. Playbooks: Command Modules
        3. Playbooks: Common Modules

    4: VARIABLES AND INCLUSIONS

        1. Variables
        2. Variables – Playbooks
        3. Variables – Inventory
        4. Variables – Registered
        5. Facts
        6. DEMO: Facts
        7. Inclusions

             LAB TASKS

        1. Variables and Facts
        2. Inclusions

    5: JINJA2 TEMPLATES

        1. Jinja2
        2. Expressions
        3. QUIZ: Jinja2 Templates
        4. Filters
        5. Tests
        6. Lookups
        7. Control Structures
        8. DEMO: Jinja2 Templates

             LAB TASKS

        1. Jinja2 Templates
        2. Jinja2 Templates

    6: TASK CONTROL

        1. Loops
        2. Loops (cont.)
        3. Loops and Variables
        4. DEMO: Constructing Flow Control
        5. Conditionals
        6. DEMO: Conditionals
        7. Handlers
        8. Tags
        9. Handling Errors

             LAB TASKS

        1. Task Control

    7: ROLES

        1. Roles
        2. Role Usage Details
        3. QUIZ: Role Structure
        4. Creating Roles
        5. Deploying Roles with Ansible Galaxy
        6. DEMO: Deploying Roles with Ansible Galaxy

             LAB TASKS

        1. Converting Playbooks to Roles
        2. Creating Roles from Scratch
        3. Ansible Galaxy Roles

    8: ANSIBLE VAULT

        1. Configuring Ansible Vault
        2. Vault IDs
        3. Executing with Ansible Vault
        4. DEMO: Configuring Ansible Vault

             LAB TASKS

        1. Ansible Vault

    9: NETWORK AUTOMATION

        1. Network Automation
        2. Simple Network Module Examples
        3. Network Modules: Gotchas
        4. Simple IOS Modules Examples
        5. General Purpose ios Modules
    • Experience with Linux shell, text editing, and basic systems administration needed.