About this Course

Tech Type Specialist
Code DO408
Duration 5 Days
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This course is a combination of DO407 and EX407.

Through hands-on labs, students will learn to automate system administration tasks on managed hosts with Ansible, learn how to write Ansible playbooks to standardize task execution, centrally manage playbooks and schedule recurring execution through a web interface with Ansible Tower. Students will also learn to manage encryption for Ansible with Ansible Vault, deploy Ansible Tower and use it to manage systems, and use Ansible in a DevOps environment with Vagrant.

  • Course content summary
  • Install and troubleshoot Ansible on central nodes and managed hosts
  • Use Ansible to run ad-hoc commands and playbooks to automate tasks
  • Write effective Ansible playbooks
  • Protect encrypted data needed for tasks with Ansible Vault
  • Use Ansible Tower to more easily manage enterprise Ansible deployments
  • Work with Ansible in conjunction with Vagrant in a DevOps environment

Target Audience

System and cloud administrators who need to automate cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and other IT needs.

What's Included

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Exam(s) included


Have a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification or equivalent experience.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this course, students should be able to implement Ansible for the purpose of automation, configuration, and management in a DevOps environment.

Students should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Use Ansible to automate system administration tasks on managed hosts
  • Write Ansible Playbooks to standardize task executions
  • Manage playbook execution centrally, using Ansible Tower

Impact on the organization

This course is intended to develop the skills needed to implement Ansible in an operations or cloud computing environment. These skills are suitable for organizations seeking to gain cost savings and operational efficiency by implementing the DevOps methodology with Ansible.

Red Hat has created this course in a way intended to benefit our customers, but each company and infrastructure is unique, and actual results or benefits may vary.

Course Outline

Course introduction
Introduce and review the course.

Introduce Ansible
Describe the terminology and architecture of Ansible.

Deploy Ansible
Install Ansible and run ad hoc commands.

Implement playbooks
Write Ansible plays and execute a playbook.

Manage variables and inclusions
Describe variable scope and precedence, manage variables and facts in a play, and manage inclusions.

Implement task control
Manage task control, handlers, and tags in Ansible playbooks.

Implement Jinja2 templates
Implement a Jinja2 template.

Implement roles
Create and manage roles.

Configure complex playbooks
Configure connection types, delegations, and parallelism.

Implement Ansible Vault
Manage encryption with Ansible Vault.

Troubleshoot Ansible
Troubleshoot the Ansible control machine and managed nodes.

Implement Ansible Tower
Implement Ansible Tower.

Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment
Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment using Vagrant.

Comprehensive review
Review tasks from the Automation with Ansible I course.

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