RH358VT – Red Hat Services Management and Automation

Course description

Learn how to configure, manage, and scale key services used in the data center

Red Hat Services Management and Automation (RH358) is designed for IT professionals with some experience managing Linux® systems and want to learn more about how to manage and deploy network services included with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux which are particularly important in the modern IT data center. You will learn how to install, configure, and manage basic configurations of these services manually, and then use Red Hat Ansible® Engine to automate your work in a scalable, repeatable manner.

This course is based on Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.9 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1.

Following course completion, you will receive a 45-day extended access to hands-on labs for any course that includes a virtual environment.Note: This course is offered as a five day virtual class or self-paced. Durations may vary based on the delivery. For full course details, scheduling, and pricing, select your location then “get started” on the right hand menu.

Course summary

  • Provide key network services using software included with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, including DNS with Unbound and BIND9, DHCP and DHCPv6, client e-mail transmission, printing service, NFS and SMB protocol file sharing, SQL database service with MariaDB, and web services using Apache HTTPD, nginx, Varnish, and HAProxy.
  • Configure advanced networking for server use cases, including device teaming.
  • Use Red Hat Ansible Engine to automate the manual deployment and configuration tasks covered in this course.

Audience for this course

Linux system administrators, site reliability engineers, and other IT professionals with some Ansible experience who are interested in learning how to manage and automate the deployment, configuration, and operation of key network services included with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Prerequisites for this course

Be a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, or demonstrate equivalent skills in Linux system administration and Ansible automation.

RH045 – Red Hat Ansible Automation for SAP

Course description

Learn how to automate the building of SAP environments using Red Hat Ansible.

Red Hat Ansible Automation for SAP Technical Overview (RH045) is a series of free on-demand, online videos that explain how to automate the deployment, configuration, creation, and migration of SAP workloads using Red Hat Ansible. Focusing on day-1 operations, Red Hat Senior Architect Ricardo García Cavero demonstrates how to install and deploy SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA applications using Red Hat Ansible Tower, as well as how to create, migrate, and configure environments forSAP workloads.

Audience for this course

IT leaders, SAP administrators, engineers, solution architects, and anyone else seeking a high-level understanding of using Red Hat Ansible to automate SAP workloads.

Recommended training

Basic system administration skills with a fundamental understanding of SAP and automation concepts.

Duration 30 days

DO007 – Ansible Basics: Automation Technical Overview

Course description

Create, scale, and manage automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Ansible Basics: Automation Technical Overview (DO007) is a series of on-demand, online videos that introduce you to the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. Learn configuration management, provisioning, deploying, and managing compute infrastructure across cloud, virtual, and physical environments with Ansible.

Course content summary

Intro to Ansible Automation PlatformHow it worksUnderstanding modules, tasks, playbooksHow to execute Ansible commandsUsing variables and templatesAutomation controller – where it fits inAutomation controller basicsAutomation controller features – RBAC, workflows

Note: You can view all videos or only the ones that interest you. There are no hands-on labs or course completion recognition associated with this course.

Audience for this course

IT leaders, administrators, engineers, architects, and anyone else seeking a high-level understanding of Ansible and to learn to build Ansible from the ground up.

Prerequisites for this course

  • We recommend having basic Linux® system administration skills.

Duration 30 days

DO467VT – Managing Enterprise Automation with Red Hat Ansible [...]

Course description

Manage complex Red Hat Ansible automation workflows at scale and prevent single points of failure.

Managing Enterprise Automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform (DO467) is for experienced Ansible automation engineers, DevOps practitioners, and Linux system administrators seeking to deploy, control, and support centralized automation execution on a large scale. Students will use Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2 to scale up Ansible automation. They will deploy automation controller to centrally manage automation workflows, automation mesh to scale up and distribute execution capacity, and private automation hub to manage Ansible Content Collections and automation execution environments for use by automation developers. Large scale automation cluster design and approaches to ensure high availability of Ansible Automation Platform will also be discussed.

This course is based on Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.2.

Following course completion, you will receive a 45-day extended access to hands-on labs for any course that includes a virtual environment.Note: This course is offered as a five day virtual class or self-paced. Durations may vary based on the delivery. For full course details, scheduling, and pricing, select your location then “get started” on the right hand menu.

Course content summary

  • Discussion of the architecture of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.
  • Installation and configuration of automation controllers and private automation hubs to centrally coordinate and scale Red Hat Ansible Automation.
  • Integration of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform with centralized Git repository services such as GitLab.
  • Management of users, teams, and access permissions in Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform services.
  • Creation and management of workflows that execute automation based on the success or failure of previous jobs.
  • Configuration and management of automation mesh to distribute execution between automation controller and remote execution nodes.
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform services.
  • Discussion of recommended practices to ensure high availability and scalability of a large automation cluster.

Audience for this course

This course is designed for users who need to provide, manage, and maintain Ansible automation infrastructure for their organizations, including these roles:

  • Ansible automation engineers and architects
  • Linux system administrators supporting automation operations
  • DevOps engineers

Prerequisites for this course

Technology considerations

  • Internet access recommended but not required.

DO467 – Managing Enterprise Automation with Red Hat Ansible Au[...]

Course description

Manage complex Red Hat Ansible automation workflows at scale and prevent single points of failure.

Managing Enterprise Automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform (DO467) is for experienced Ansible automation engineers, DevOps practitioners, and Linux system administrators seeking to deploy, control, and support centralized automation execution on a large scale. Students will use Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2 to scale up Ansible automation. They will deploy automation controller to centrally manage automation workflows, automation mesh to scale up and distribute execution capacity, and private automation hub to manage Ansible Content Collections and automation execution environments for use by automation developers. Large scale automation cluster design and approaches to ensure high availability of Ansible Automation Platform will also be discussed.

This course is based on Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.2.

Following course completion, you will receive a 45-day extended access to hands-on labs for any course that includes a virtual environment.Note: This course is offered as a five day virtual class or self-paced. Durations may vary based on the delivery. For full course details, scheduling, and pricing, select your location then “get started” on the right hand menu.

Course content summary

  • Discussion of the architecture of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.
  • Installation and configuration of automation controllers and private automation hubs to centrally coordinate and scale Red Hat Ansible Automation.
  • Integration of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform with centralized Git repository services such as GitLab.
  • Management of users, teams, and access permissions in Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform services.
  • Creation and management of workflows that execute automation based on the success or failure of previous jobs.
  • Configuration and management of automation mesh to distribute execution between automation controller and remote execution nodes.
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform services.
  • Discussion of recommended practices to ensure high availability and scalability of a large automation cluster.

Audience for this course

This course is designed for users who need to provide, manage, and maintain Ansible automation infrastructure for their organizations, including these roles:

  • Ansible automation engineers and architects
  • Linux system administrators supporting automation operations
  • DevOps engineers

Prerequisites for this course

Technology considerations

  • Internet access recommended but not required.

DO374 – Developing Advanced Automation with Red Hat Ansible Au[...]

Course description

Advance your Ansible skills and develop automation that scales by applying recommended practices with the new, container focused tools from Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Developing Advanced Automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform (DO374) is designed for automation content developers to leverage the new, container focused tools from Red Hat® Ansible Automation Platform to efficiently develop automation that can be managed by the automation controller. Learn recommended practices for automation development using reusable code, advanced playbook techniques, shared execution environments, and preparing for scalable automation with the automation content navigator.

This course is based on Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.2.

Following course completion, you will receive a 45-day extended access to hands-on labs for any course that includes a virtual environment.Note: This course is offered as a five day virtual class or self-paced. Durations may vary based on the delivery. For full course details, scheduling, and pricing, select your location then “get started” on the right hand menu.

Course content summary

  • Leverage capabilities of the automation content navigator to develop Ansible Playbooks.
  • Apply recommended practices for effective and efficient automation with Ansible.
  • Use advanced features of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to work with data, including filters and plugins.
  • Perform automation operations as rolling updates.
  • Create automation execution environments to bundle and distribute the dependencies needed to run automation code.

Target Audience

This course is designed for users who create automation content, including these roles:

  • Developers
  • DevOps engineers
  • Linux system administrators
  • Other IT professionals with basic expertise using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to automate, provision, configure, and deploy applications and services in a Linux environment

Recommended training

Technology considerations

  • No BYOD/BYDW or internet required. (Implementation of SSH access for VT/ROLE will require internet for that purpose.)

DO374VT – Developing Advanced Automation with Red Hat Ansible [...]

Course description

Advance your Ansible skills and develop automation that scales by applying recommended practices with the new, container focused tools from Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Developing Advanced Automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform (DO374) is designed for automation content developers to leverage the new, container focused tools from Red Hat® Ansible Automation Platform to efficiently develop automation that can be managed by the automation controller. Learn recommended practices for automation development using reusable code, advanced playbook techniques, shared execution environments, and preparing for scalable automation with the automation content navigator.

This course is based on Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.2.

Following course completion, you will receive a 45-day extended access to hands-on labs for any course that includes a virtual environment.Note: This course is offered as a five day virtual class or self-paced. Durations may vary based on the delivery. For full course details, scheduling, and pricing, select your location then “get started” on the right hand menu.

Course content summary

  • Leverage capabilities of the automation content navigator to develop Ansible Playbooks.
  • Apply recommended practices for effective and efficient automation with Ansible.
  • Use advanced features of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to work with data, including filters and plugins.
  • Perform automation operations as rolling updates.
  • Create automation execution environments to bundle and distribute the dependencies needed to run automation code.

Target Audience

This course is designed for users who create automation content, including these roles:

  • Developers
  • DevOps engineers
  • Linux system administrators
  • Other IT professionals with basic expertise using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to automate, provision, configure, and deploy applications and services in a Linux environment

Recommended training

Technology considerations

  • No BYOD/BYDW or internet required. (Implementation of SSH access for VT/ROLE will require internet for that purpose.)

DO457 – Ansible for Network Automation

Configure and manage network infrastructure using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

Course Description

Network Automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform (DO457) is designed for network administrators or infrastructure automation engineers who want to use network automation to centrally manage the switches, routers, and other devices in the organization’s network infrastructure. Learn how to use Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to remotely automate the configuration of network devices, test and validate the current network state, and perform compliance checks to detect and correct configuration drift.

This course is based on Red Hat® Ansible Automation Platform 2.3

Following course completion, you will receive a 45-day extended access to hands-on labs for any course that includes a virtual environment.

Note: This course is offered as a five day virtual class or self-paced. Durations may vary based on the delivery. For full course details, scheduling, and pricing, select your location then “get started” on the right hand menu.

Course summary

  • Prepare a development environment for Ansible network automation
  • Write and troubleshoot effective Ansible Playbooks for network automation
  • Gather information about network infrastructure configuration for infrastructure awareness and configuration backup
  • Automate specific network administration use cases, including configuration of routers and switches, ports, VLANs, SNMP monitoring, and routing protocols
  • Use Ansible Playbooks to manage devices from various hardware vendors, including Cisco, Juniper, and Arista
  • Centrally manage Ansible content in Git and run it centrally with automation controller
  • Reuse existing, tested network automation code with Ansible Roles, Ansible Content Collections, and Ansible validated content

Target Audience

This course is designed for network administrators, network automation engineers, and infrastructure automation engineers who are responsible for deploying, managing, and automating the network infrastructure of their organization or enterprise.

Recommended Training

  • Take our free assessment to gauge whether this offering is the best fit for your skills
  • Experience with network administration, including a solid understanding of TCP/IP, routers, and managed switches
  • Familiarity with managing network devices from the command line, preferably with one or more of Cisco IOS, IOS XR, or NX-OS; Juniper Junos; or Arista EOS
  • Knowledge equivalent to Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) or better is recommended
  • Prior Ansible knowledge is not required

Technology Considerations

  • For virtual or self-paced learners:
    • Internet access is required to run the exercises and labs
    • BYOD/BYDW is not supported
  • For classroom learners:
    • Internet access is not required
    • BYOD/BYDW is not supported

DO417VT – Microsoft Windows Automation with Red Hat Ansible

Overview

Course description

Learn how to automate administration on Windows Server to enable your DevOps workflow

Microsoft Windows Automation with Red Hat Ansible (DO417) is designed for Windows Server professionals without previous Ansible® experience. You will use Ansible to write automation playbooks for Microsoft Windows systems to perform common system administration tasks reproducibly at scale. You will also learn to use Red Hat® Ansible Tower to securely manage and run your Ansible playbooks from a central web-based user interface.

This course is based on Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8, Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.5, and Windows Server 2016 and 2019.

Following course completion, you will receive a 45-day extended access to hands-on labs for any course that includes a virtual environment.

Course content summary

  • Configure Microsoft Windows systems to be managed with Ansible.
  • Create and manage inventories of managed hosts and provide credentials to manage them to Red Hat Ansible Tower.
  • Write Ansible playbooks to consistently automate multiple tasks and apply them to managed hosts.
  • Run individual ad hoc automation tasks and complex playbooks from Red Hat Ansible Tower.
  • Create survey forms in Red Hat Ansible Tower to simplify playbook operation.
  • Parameterize playbooks using variables and facts.
  • Write and reuse existing Ansible roles to simplify playbook creation and reuse code.
  • Leverage existing PowerShell DSC code to extend the power of Ansible automation.
  • Automate common Windows Server system administration tasks using Ansible.

Audience for this course

Windows Server administrators interested in automating management tasks and in using automation tools to implement their DevOps workflow.

Prerequisites for this course

You are expected to have experience as Windows Server administrators, but no previous experience with Red Hat Ansible Automation or Linux® is required.

Technical requirements

  • This class will require internet access.
  • You will be expected to “bring your own device” (BYOD).
  • Your device must be installed with a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
    • If you are running Microsoft Windows, you should have Microsoft Remote Desktop installed.
    • If you are running macOS, you will need to install Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac (by Microsoft) from the App Store.
    • If you are running Linux, you may install Remmina from their distribution (if available) or following instructions at https://remmina.org (if not).  If they prefer, they may instead install the FreeRDP clients from their Linux distribution (in the freerdp package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux).