Ansible Basics: Automation Technical Overview


Course description

Create, scale, and manage automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Ansible Basics: Automation Technical Overview (DO007) is a series of on-demand, online videos that introduce you to the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. Learn configuration management, provisioning, deploying, and managing compute infrastructure across cloud, virtual, and physical environments with Ansible.

Course content summary

  • Intro to Ansible Automation Platform
  • How it works
  • Understanding modules, tasks, playbooks
  • How to execute Ansible commands
  • Using variables and templates
  • Automation controller - where it fits in
  • Automation controller basics
  • Automation controller features - RBAC, workflows
  • Note: You can view all videos or only the ones that interest you. There are no hands-on labs or course completion recognition associated with this course.

    Audience for this course

    IT leaders, administrators, engineers, architects, and anyone else seeking a high-level understanding of Ansible and to learn to build Ansible from the ground up.

    Prerequisites for this course

    • We recommend having basic Linux® system administration skills.


    Outline for this course

    Course overview: What you can expect to learn in this Technical Overview
    Ansible introduction: The benefits of the Ansible Automation Platform
    Creating automation: Understanding how Ansible works
    Ansible basics: Using Ansible inventories, main Ansible config file, and modules
    Playbook basics: Using Ansible plays, tasks and modules, and playbook runs
    Ansible variables: Understanding variables, debug module, Ansible facts
    Ansible constructs: Using conditionals, handlers, loops
    Templating: Building templates, template module, Jinja2
    Roles: Understanding what roles are and what they look like, and using Galaxy and Automation Hub
    Introduction to automation controller: Operationalizing your automation
    Building an automation job: Understanding inventories, credentials, syncing a project, and building a job template
    Self-Service IT: Using surveys and building a job template
    Role-based access control: Setting access controls for organizations and teams
    Workflows: Using workflow visualizer and understanding convergence and divergence
    Next steps: Where to learn more about Ansible


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