Automation with Ansible II: Ansible Tower


Introduction

Automation with Ansible II: Ansible Tower (DO409) is designed for Ansible site administrators who need to automate tasks on large numbers of managed nodes with extended teams or are responsible for centrally coordinating and logging Ansible operations. You will learn how to install Red Hat® Ansible Tower, use the web interface to manage access to resources and hosts, and create templates to start Ansible jobs.

This course is based on Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.3 and Red Hat® Ansible Engine 2.7.

In this course, you will configure and organize users into teams and assign permissions that allow them to review, use, or manage resources on Ansible Tower. You will also learn about advanced workflow management and receive a basic introduction to the Ansible Tower API.

The material covered in this curriculum is now included within our newly released Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices (DO447) course, which teaches you how to use Red Hat Ansible Automation to automate across different functions. If you are interested in learning best practices for scaling infrastructure efficiently, begin your journey with Linux automation today.

Course Content Summary

  • Install Red Hat Ansible Tower.
  • Configure users and teams to access Ansible Tower resources using role-based access controls.
  • Use Ansible Tower to manage shared access to inventories and machine credentials.
  • Create job templates and workflow job templates to standardize playbook execution.
  • Launch playbooks and monitor and review job results using Ansible Tower.

Outcomes

Students should be able to demonstrate the following skills:
  • Deploy and use Ansible Tower to manage existing Ansible projects, playbooks, and roles.
  • Use the visual dashboard to centrally launch, control, and monitor Ansible jobs.
  • Configure users and teams and use them to control access to systems, projects, and other resources through role-based access controls.
  • Configure which hosts to manage through the web interface, dynamically, or from a file stored in Git version control.
  • Schedule recurring Ansible jobs.
  • Perform basic maintenance and administration of the Ansible Tower installation.
  • Use the Ansible Tower API to launch jobs from existing templates.

Audience

This course is designed for system administrators, DevOps engineers, release engineers, and other IT professionals. The curriculum is particularly geared toward those responsible for designing and implementing DevOps capabilities in complex multiple-application production environments; maintaining and enforcing continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines and tools; and centrally managing and controlling Red Hat® Ansible Automation at scale.

Prerequisites

  • Successfully completed Automation with Ansible I (DO407) or equivalent experience with Ansible, Ansible playbooks, and roles
  • Have Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification in Red Hat Enterprise Linux or equivalent Linux system administration skills
  • Ansible Essentials: Simplicity in Automation Technical Overview (DO007)
  • Automation with Ansible I (DO407) or Automation with Ansible I with exam (DO408). 

On-Site Training

If you need training for three or more people, ask us about training at your site. You can enjoy the convenience of reduced travel cost and time, as well as a familiar environment for your staff. Additionally, we can customise the course for your business needs.




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