DO407 – Automation with Ansible I

Overview

Course description

Learn how to automate Linux system administration tasks with Ansible

Automation with Ansible (DO407) is designed for Linux system administrators and developers who need to automate provisioning, configuration, application deployment, and orchestration. You will learn how to install and configure Ansible on a management workstation and prepare managed hosts for automation.

This course is based on Red Hat® Ansible Engine 2.7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3.

Incorporating IT automation is key to managing large numbers of systems and applications efficiently and consistently at scale. In this course, you will write Ansible playbooks to automate tasks, and you will run them to ensure servers are correctly deployed and configured. You will also explore examples of how to approach the automation of common Linux system administration tasks.

The material covered in this curriculum is now included within our newly released Red Hat System Administration III: Linux Automation with Ansible (RH294)course, which covers how to use Red Hat Ansible Automation to automate across different functions. If you are interested in learning how to scale infrastructure efficiently, begin your journey with Linux automation today.

Course content summary

  • Install Ansible/Red Hat Ansible Engine on control nodes.
  • Create and update inventories of managed hosts and manage connections to them.
  • Automate administration tasks with Ansible playbooks and ad hoc commands.
  • Write effective Ansible playbooks at scale.
  • Protect sensitive data used by Ansible with Ansible Vault.
  • Reuse code and simplify playbook development with Ansible roles.

Audience for this course

This course is designed for Linux system administrators, DevOps engineers, infrastructure automation engineers, and systems design engineers. The curriculum is particularly geared toward those responsible for automation of configuration management; consistent and repeatable application deployment; provisioning and deployment of development, testing, and production servers; and integration with DevOps CI/CD workflows.

Prerequisites for this course

DO457 – Ansible for Network Automation

Overview

Course description

Configure and manage network infrastructure using Red Hat Ansible Automation for Networking

Ansible for Network Automation (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.

This course is based on Red Hat® Ansible Engine 2.5 and Red Hat® Ansible Tower 3.2.

Learn how to use Red Hat Ansible Automation for Networking to remotely automate configuration of network devices, test and validate the current network state, and perform compliance checks to detect and correct configuration drift.

Course summary

  • Install and configure Red Hat Ansible Automation for Networking on a management system
  • Use Ansible to run ad hoc commands and playbooks to automate tasks
  • Write effective Ansible playbooks for network automation
  • Gather information about network infrastructure configuration and backup
  • Automate specific network administration use cases, including configuration of routers and switches, ports, VLANs, SNMP monitoring, and routing protocols
  • Use Ansible playbooks to target devices from various hardware vendors, including Cisco, Juniper, and Arista

Audience for this course

This course is designed for network administrators, network automation engineers, and infrastructure automation engineers who want to learn how to use Ansible to automate the administration, deployment, and configuration management of the network infrastructure of their organization or enterprise.

Prerequisites for this course

  • 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; Arista EOS; or VyOS
  • You will work with text files and run commands in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment. A working knowledge of Linux, including how to edit text files and run commands from the shell, and how to use SSH to log in to remote systems
  • Knowledge equivalent to Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) or better is recommended
  • Prior Ansible knowledge is not required

DO447VT – Advanced Automation: Red Hat Ansible Best Practices

Overview

Course description

Take your Red Hat Ansible Automation skills to the next level and manage automation at scale

Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices (DO447) is for experienced Red Hat® Ansible® Automation users who want to take their Ansible skills to the next level, enabling scalable design and operation of Ansible Automation in the enterprise. You will explore better ways to automate tasks and use Red Hat Ansible Engine effectively, as well as how to leverage advanced features of Ansible to perform more complex tasks. You will also learn how to install and use Red Hat Ansible Tower to centrally coordinate your use of Ansible, control access to hosts and systems, and manage Ansible workflows through the web interface and the Red Hat Ansible Tower API.

This course is based on Red Hat Ansible Automation (Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8 / Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.5) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 8.

Course content summary

  • Investigate recommended practices for effective and efficient automation with Ansible.
  • Perform rolling updates with your Ansible Automation operations.
  • Use advanced features of Ansible to work with data, including filters and plugins.
  • Control applications through their REST API with Ansible Playbooks.
  • Implement Red Hat Ansible Tower to centrally coordinate and scale Red Hat Ansible Automation.
  • Leverage capabilities of Red Hat Ansible Tower to manage complex automation workflows.
  • Implement a CI/CD pipeline for your automation with Git and Red Hat Ansible Tower.

Audience for this course

This course is designed for users who need to set recommended design patterns and operate automation practices at scale, including these roles:

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

Prerequisites for this course

DO410VT – Automation with Ansible and Ansible Tower

Overview

Course description

Automation with Ansible and Ansible Tower

Automation with Ansible and Ansible Tower (DO410) teaches you how to develop standardized automation of the enterprise IT environment in order to improve operational efficiency. You will learn how to use Ansible for automation, configuration, provisioning, and management, as well as how to use Red Hat® Ansible Tower to centrally manage Ansible at an enterprise scale.

This course combines the content from Automation with Ansible (DO407) and Automation with Ansible II: Ansible Tower (DO409), and is based on Ansible 2.7 and Ansible Tower 3.3.

Through hands-on labs, you will learn to automate system administration tasks on managed hosts with Ansible, find out how to write Ansible playbooks to standardize task execution, and manage encryption for Ansible with Ansible Vault. This course will also teach you how to deploy and use Red Hat Ansible Tower to centrally manage existing Ansible projects, playbooks, and roles; perform basic maintenance and administration of the Ansible Tower installation; and configure users and teams and use them to control access to systems, projects, and other resources through role-based access controls. You will learn to use Ansible Tower’s visual dashboard to launch, control, and monitor Ansible jobs; use the Ansible Tower application programming interface (API) to launch jobs from existing templates; automatically schedule Ansible jobs; and dynamically update host inventories.

The course material covered in this curriculum is now included within our newly released Red Hat System Administration III: Linux Automation with Ansible (RH294) and Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices (DO447) offerings. which cover how to use Red Hat Ansible Automation to automate across different functions. If you are interested in learning how to scale infrastructure efficiently, begin your journey with Linux automation today.

Course content summary

  • Install and troubleshoot Ansible on central nodes and managed hosts.
  • Automate administration tasks with Ansible playbooks and ad hoc commands.
  • Write effective Ansible playbooks.
  • Protect sensitive data used by tasks with Ansible Vault.
  • Install and configure Ansible Tower for enterprise Ansible management.
  • Use Ansible Tower to control access to inventories and machine credentials by users and teams.
  • Create job templates in Ansible Tower to standardize playbook execution.
  • Launch playbooks and monitor and review job results with Ansible Tower.

Audience for this course

This course is designed for professionals responsible for automation of configuration management, application deployment, provisioning and deployment of servers, and integration with DevOps CI/CD workflows, including these roles:

  • Linux system administrators
  • DevOps engineers
  • Infrastructure automation engineers
  • Systems design engineers

Prerequisites for this course

DO447 – Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices

Overview

Course description

Take your Red Hat Ansible Automation skills to the next level and manage automation at scale

Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices (DO447) is for experienced Red Hat® Ansible® Automation users who want to take their Ansible skills to the next level, enabling scalable design and operation of Ansible Automation in the enterprise. You will explore better ways to automate tasks and use Red Hat Ansible Engine effectively, as well as how to leverage advanced features of Ansible to perform more complex tasks. You will also learn how to install and use Red Hat Ansible Tower to centrally coordinate your use of Ansible, control access to hosts and systems, and manage Ansible workflows through the web interface and the Red Hat Ansible Tower API.

This course is based on Red Hat Ansible Automation (Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8 / Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.5) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 8.

Course content summary

  • Investigate recommended practices for effective and efficient automation with Ansible.
  • Perform rolling updates with your Ansible Automation operations.
  • Use advanced features of Ansible to work with data, including filters and plugins.
  • Control applications through their REST API with Ansible Playbooks.
  • Implement Red Hat Ansible Tower to centrally coordinate and scale Red Hat Ansible Automation.
  • Leverage capabilities of Red Hat Ansible Tower to manage complex automation workflows.
  • Implement a CI/CD pipeline for your automation with Git and Red Hat Ansible Tower.

Audience for this course

This course is designed for users who need to set recommended design patterns and operate automation practices at scale, including these roles:

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

Prerequisites for this course

EX407 – Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation exa[...]

Overview

Exam description

The Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation exam (EX407) tests your ability to use Ansible to automate the configuration of systems and applications.

By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation, which also count towards becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA).

This exam is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.5 and Ansible 2.7.

The material covered in this exam is now included within the curriculum of the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam (EX294). This new exam tests your ability to use Red Hat Ansible Automation to automate across different functions and scale infrastructure efficiently.

Audience for this exam

  • System administrators who need to manage large numbers of systems
  • System administrators who work in a DevOps environment and who wish to automate a large part of their day-to-day workload
  • Developers who have some basic systems administration background and who wish to incorporate automation into their development process
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) interested in becoming a Red Hat Certified Specialist or Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)

Prerequisites for this exam

DO407VT – Automation with Ansible I

Overview

Course description

Learn how to automate Linux system administration tasks with Ansible

Automation with Ansible (DO407) is designed for Linux system administrators and developers who need to automate provisioning, configuration, application deployment, and orchestration. You will learn how to install and configure Ansible on a management workstation and prepare managed hosts for automation.

This course is based on Red Hat® Ansible Engine 2.7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3.

Incorporating IT automation is key to managing large numbers of systems and applications efficiently and consistently at scale. In this course, you will write Ansible playbooks to automate tasks, and you will run them to ensure servers are correctly deployed and configured. You will also explore examples of how to approach the automation of common Linux system administration tasks.

The material covered in this curriculum is now included within our newly released Red Hat System Administration III: Linux Automation with Ansible (RH294)course, which covers how to use Red Hat Ansible Automation to automate across different functions. If you are interested in learning how to scale infrastructure efficiently, begin your journey with Linux automation today.

Course content summary

  • Install Ansible/Red Hat Ansible Engine on control nodes.
  • Create and update inventories of managed hosts and manage connections to them.
  • Automate administration tasks with Ansible playbooks and ad hoc commands.
  • Write effective Ansible playbooks at scale.
  • Protect sensitive data used by Ansible with Ansible Vault.
  • Reuse code and simplify playbook development with Ansible roles.

Audience for this course

This course is designed for Linux system administrators, DevOps engineers, infrastructure automation engineers, and systems design engineers. The curriculum is particularly geared toward those responsible for automation of configuration management; consistent and repeatable application deployment; provisioning and deployment of development, testing, and production servers; and integration with DevOps CI/CD workflows.

Prerequisites for this course