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Ansible Configuration and Administration

DVOP-124 (4 Days)

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Ansible Training Overview

Ansible is a powerful, open source engine for automating configuration management, software provisioning, and deploying applications. Accelebrate’s Ansible Configuration and Administration training class teaches attendees the skills they need to successfully automate these tasks.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

Ansible Training Objectives

All students will:

  • Install and configure Ansible control-node and managed-node(s)
  • Use Ansible from the command line
  • Create and run playbooks
  • Use standard Ansible modules
  • Create custom modules
  • Create and modify hosts (inventory) definitions
  • Create and use roles
  • Design a 'best practice' strategy for using Ansible capabilities
  • Learn the usage and capabilities of the Ansible Tower

Ansible Training Outline

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Introduction
  • software development (cycle) considerations
  • strengths and weaknesses of Ansible
  • Ansible terminology
  • Ansible required environment setup
Initial Setup and Configuration
  • Ansible download and installation (package method)
  • Ansible component locations
  • Ansible documentation
  • Ansible configuration file
  • Inventory (hosts) file (Linux and Windows nodes)
  • System facts (alternate locations)
  • Local facts
Ansible (ad-hoc) Command Line Usage
  • Installing packages
  • Controlling services
  • Manipulating user accounts
  • Creating cron jobs
  • (General) command execution
Ansible Playbooks
  • Variable creation and usage
  • Sections : hosts, variables, tasks, handlers, checking for success / failure
  • Controls : loops, conditionals, tags, notifications, plugins, filters, and lookups
  • Using modules in playbooks
  • Running as root
Ansible Modules
  • The layout of an Ansible module
  • Creation of an Ansible (customized) module
  • Adding documentation (to a customized module)
  • Modules: file, yum, service, cron, user, shell, package, filesystem
  • Using the eighty-five windows specific (win_) modules
Roles in Ansible
  • Overview of a role
  • Creating a role (structure)
  • Using (a) role(s)
  • Packaging up a role
  • Ansible Galaxy - capabilities and usage with roles
Managed Nodes
  • Requirements for a Linux managed node
  • Setup of a Linux managed node
  • Requirements for a Windows managed node
  • Setup of a Windows managed node
  • Inventory and access control information on the control node
Ansible Tower
  • Installing the Ansible Tower
  • Using the dashboard
  • Create user accounts (and teams)
  • Create inventories of systems (with credentials)
  • Create projects and job templates
  • Job scheduling (launch forms), status, and tracking
  • Watching and chaining (multi-) playbooks
  • Controlling and viewing logs and audit trails
  • Notifications
  • Remote command execution
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

50%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

DVOP-124

Duration:

4 Days

Prerequisites:

It is assumed that participants are working systems administrators/developers with some scripting knowledge (bash, ksh, Perl or Python) and understand the most common system tasks relating to setting up and supporting Linux systems.

Training Materials:

All Ansible training students receive comprehensive courseware covering all topics in the course.

Software Requirements:

Each participant will be provided with a CentOS virtual machine for Ansible installation, resource definition writing, and application deployment. Depending upon the available resources on the host system, a second VM could be set up as the Ansible client. That system would also be used as a masterless Ansible configuration.

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