Advanced Ansible Configuration and Administration


Course Number: ANS-103

Duration: 2 days (13 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Advanced Ansible Training Overview

This live, online or in-person Advanced Ansible training teaches all aspects of the Ansible Tower. Attendees also learn how to manage a network device managed node and implement Ansible best practices.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

Objectives

  • Set up and use network device managed nodes
  • Install and do initial configuration of the Ansible Tower
  • Program and use job creation and execution in the Ansible Tower
  • Backup, restore, and update the Ansible Tower database
  • Create a Python virtual environment in the Ansible Tower
  • Interface with the Ansible Tower using the tower-cli and Ansible Core modules
  • Develop best practices for all Ansible components

Prerequisites

It is assumed that participants are working systems administrators/developers/testers with some working knowledge of Ansible Core basic/intermediate features and an understanding of fundamental system utilities/commands on Linux systems. It is also assumed that participants have attended the Intermediate Ansible Configuration and Administration course.

Outline

Expand All | Collapse All

Introduction
Network Device Managed Nodes
  • Requirements for a network device managed node
  • Inventory and access control information on the control node
  • Required setup of a network device managed node
  • Module usage for a network device managed node
Ansible Tower: Installation and Basic Operations
  • Features of the Ansible Tower
  • Preparation for and installation of the Ansible Tower
  • Components files and services of the Ansible Tower
  • Starting and stopping the Ansible Tower
  • Logging into the Ansible Tower
  • Dashboard and menu bar selections
  • Building organizations and teams with user accounts
  • Creating Tower core credentials
  • Creating inventory and host definitions
  • Create inventories with awx-manage
  • Ansible Tower smart inventory
  • Running ad-hoc plays in the Ansible Tower
  • Defining manual and Git (SCM) projects
  • Creating job templates for an existing project
  • Watching and chaining multi-playbooks workflows
  • Launching job templates
  • Using logs to review job template executions
  • Scheduling jobs in the Ansible Tower
  • Requesting notifications for job template executions
  • Using roles in the Ansible Tower
External Access of the Ansible Tower 
  • Interfacing with the Ansible Tower API
  • Installing and using the tower-cli/awx utility
  • Ansible Core tower modules to the Ansible Tower
  • Backing up the Ansible Tower database
  • Restoring the Ansible Tower database
  • Updating the Ansible Tower
  • Introduction to Ansible Tower clusters
  • Ansible Tower virtual environment setup and usage
Ansible Tower Administrative Operations 
  • Backing up the Ansible Tower database
  • Restoring the Ansible Tower database
  • Updating the Ansible Tower
  • Introduction to Ansible Tower clusters
  • Ansible Tower virtual environment setup and usage
  • Overview of a simple CI/CD pipeline including the Ansible Tower
  • Pipeline basic premises and components
Conclusion and Best Practices
  • Setting up control and managed nodes
  • Playbook techniques and efficiency
  • Using roles in production environments
  • Implementing the Ansible Tower
Conclusion

Training Materials

All Advanced Ansible training attendees receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements

Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser and a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



Learn faster

Our live, instructor-led lectures are far more effective than pre-recorded classes

Satisfaction guarantee

If your team is not 100% satisfied with your training, we do what's necessary to make it right

Learn online from anywhere

Whether you are at home or in the office, we make learning interactive and engaging

Multiple Payment Options

We accept check, ACH/EFT, major credit cards, and most purchase orders



Recent Training Locations

Alabama

Birmingham

Huntsville

Montgomery

Alaska

Anchorage

Arizona

Phoenix

Tucson

Arkansas

Fayetteville

Little Rock

California

Los Angeles

Oakland

Orange County

Sacramento

San Diego

San Francisco

San Jose

Colorado

Boulder

Colorado Springs

Denver

Connecticut

Hartford

DC

Washington

Florida

Fort Lauderdale

Jacksonville

Miami

Orlando

Tampa

Georgia

Atlanta

Augusta

Savannah

Hawaii

Honolulu

Idaho

Boise

Illinois

Chicago

Indiana

Indianapolis

Iowa

Cedar Rapids

Des Moines

Kansas

Wichita

Kentucky

Lexington

Louisville

Louisiana

New Orleans

Maine

Portland

Maryland

Annapolis

Baltimore

Frederick

Hagerstown

Massachusetts

Boston

Cambridge

Springfield

Michigan

Ann Arbor

Detroit

Grand Rapids

Minnesota

Minneapolis

Saint Paul

Mississippi

Jackson

Missouri

Kansas City

St. Louis

Nebraska

Lincoln

Omaha

Nevada

Las Vegas

Reno

New Jersey

Princeton

New Mexico

Albuquerque

New York

Albany

Buffalo

New York City

White Plains

North Carolina

Charlotte

Durham

Raleigh

Ohio

Akron

Canton

Cincinnati

Cleveland

Columbus

Dayton

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

Tulsa

Oregon

Portland

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

Rhode Island

Providence

South Carolina

Charleston

Columbia

Greenville

Tennessee

Knoxville

Memphis

Nashville

Texas

Austin

Dallas

El Paso

Houston

San Antonio

Utah

Salt Lake City

Virginia

Alexandria

Arlington

Norfolk

Richmond

Washington

Seattle

Tacoma

West Virginia

Charleston

Wisconsin

Madison

Milwaukee

Alberta

Calgary

Edmonton

British Columbia

Vancouver

Manitoba

Winnipeg

Nova Scotia

Halifax

Ontario

Ottawa

Toronto

Quebec

Montreal

Puerto Rico

San Juan