Web/Application Server Training / DevOps Training
Ansible Configuration and Administration
Ansible is a powerful, open source engine for automating configuration management, software provisioning, and deployment of 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:
Ansible Training Outline
Configuration management is important
Strengths and weaknesses of Ansible
Compare Ansible to other configuration management tools
Ansible and YAML to describe environments
Initial Setup and Configuration
Ansible download and installation (methods)
Ansible configuration file
The HOSTS file
Ansible Command Line Usage
Manipulating user accounts
Creating cron jobs
Variable creation and usage
Sections: target, variable, task, handler
Controlling: lookups, RunOnce, LocalActions, Loops, Conditionals, Tags
Layout of an Ansible module
Creation of an Ansible module
Modules: File, Yum, Service, Cron, User, Script, Stat, Shell, Package, Filesystem
Modules: Mount, ACL, Ping, SetFact
Roles in Ansible
Creating a role (structure)
Using (a) role(s)
Ansible Tower (by Red Hat)
Job scheduling, status, and tracking
Watching and chaining (multi-) playbooks
Controlling and viewing logs and audit trails
Remote command execution
Ansible Gallery - capabilities - access - features
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.
All Ansible training students receive comprehensive courseware covering all topics in the course.
Software needed for each student PC:
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.
For classes delivered online, all participants need either dual monitors or a separate device logged into the online session so that they can do their work on one screen and watch the instructor on the other. A separate computer connected to a projector or large screen TV would be another way for students to see the instructor's screen simultaneously with working on their own.