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

DO457VT – Red Hat 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

RH354VT – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 New Features for Experien[...]

Overview

Course description

Prepare yourself for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 by learning about changes to the operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 New Features for Experienced Linux Administrators (RH354) introduces you to updates in the upcoming Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® release. Intended for experienced Linux system administrators, this course offers a rapid orientation to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 based on the pre-release beta. The offering prepares operators, managers, principal system administrators, and other IT professionals with experience in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for deployments and migrations to the new release.

This course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Course content summary

  • Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 using the new packaging, modularity, and appstream features.
  • Upgrade from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 using new tools.
  • Perform integrated file system and volume management using Stratis.
  • Use Cockpit for system management.
  • Create system images with Composer.
  • Configure Identity Management using authselect.
  • Understand the Wayland graphical display server.
  • Deploy containers using the new integrated OCI runtime and tools.
  • Configure firewall rules that use the new NFT back end.

Audience for this course

This course is designed to provide a preview of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 to experienced IT professionals, including:

  • Linux system administrators
  • DevOps engineers
  • Cloud administrators

Prerequisites for this course

CL310VT – Red Hat OpenStack Administration III: Networking &am[...]

Overview

Course description

Manage Red Hat OpenStack networking for performance tuning

Red Hat OpenStack Administration III: Networking & Foundations of NFV (CL310) teaches network engineers, network operators, cloud operators, and cloud administrators how to manage and tune Red Hat® OpenStack Platform for network performance.

This course can also help you prepare for the Red Hat® Certified Engineer (RHCE®) in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX310).

This offering is based on Red Hat OpenStack version 10.0 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4.

Course summary

You will learn how to manage the OpenStack networking service (Neutron) with network functions virtualization to enhance network performance. You will configure distributed virtual routers, Open vSwitch with Data Plane Development Kit datapath, and IPv6 networking in OpenStack. You will also deploy software-defined networking with OpenDaylight.

  • Network functions virtualization (NFV)
  • Distributed virtual router (DVR)
  • Open vSwitch with Data Plane Development Kit (OVS-DPDK) datapath
  • IPv6 networking
  • Single-root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)*
  • Software-defined networking (SDN) with OpenDaylight (ODL)
  • VLAN, VXLAN, and GRE networks

*SR-IOV is covered in the course as a lecture and a video. The specification is not covered as a hands-on exercise because it requires special hardware.

Audience for this course

This course is designed for network engineers, network operators, cloud administrators, and cloud operators.

Prerequisites for this course

DO292VT – Red Hat OpenShift Development II: Creating Microserv[...]

Overview

Course description

Developing microservices using Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes

Red Hat OpenShift Development II: Creating Microservices with Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes (DO292) introduces you to three runtimes: WildFly Swarm, Vert.x, and Spring Boot. This course is an intensive, hands-on programming experience in which you will develop multiple microservices using the three runtimes and deploy them on a Red Hat® OpenShift Container Platform cluster.

This course is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 7.5 and OpenShift Container Platform 3.9.

Like members of many organizations, you may be interested in or are already employing microservice architectures. We have introduced solutions to ease the on-ramp for the creation and deployment of microservices through its developer programs and Red Hat® OpenShift Application Runtimes.

Course summary

  • Deploy microservices with WildFly Swarm.
  • Deploy microservices with Vert.x.
  • Deploy microservices with Spring Boot.
  • Develop an API gateway.
  • Implement fault tolerance with Hystrix.

Audience for this course

  • Java application developers interested in employing microservices architectures
  • Software architects interested in creating and deploying microservices

Prerequisites for this course

Red Hat recommends these prerequisites:

CEPH125VT – Red Hat Ceph 3 Storage Architecture and Administra[...]

Overview

Course description

Learn how to deploy, manage, and scale out a Ceph storage cluster

Red Hat Ceph Storage Architecture and Administration (CEPH125) helps you provide unified storage for enterprise servers and Red Hat® OpenStack Platform with Red Hat Ceph Storage. Learn to use a Ceph storage cluster to provide servers and cloud resources with object storage compatible with the Amazon S3 or OpenStack Swift APIs, Ceph-native or iSCSI-based block storage, and file storage using CephFS.

This course is based on Red Hat Ceph Storage 3.0, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4/7.5, and Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10.0.

Course content summary

Red Hat Ceph Storage Architecture and Administration (CEPH125) is designed for storage administrators or cloud operators who intend to deploy Red Hat Ceph Storage to their production data center environment or OpenStack installation.

  • Deploying and managing a Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster on commodity servers using Ansible.
  • Creating, expanding, and controlling access to storage pools provided by the Ceph cluster.
  • Accessing Red Hat Ceph Storage from clients using object, block, and file-based methods.
  • Analyzing and tuning Red Hat Ceph Storage performance.
  • Integrating OpenStack image, object, block, and file storage with a Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster.

Audience for this course

This course is intended for storage administrators, cloud operators, and cloud developers who want to learn how to deploy and manage Red Hat Ceph Storage for use by servers in an enterprise data center or within a Red Hat OpenStack Platform environment.

Prerequisites for this course