Introduction to Automation with Ansible

Who should attend

Introductory level for Linux system administrators, DevOps engineers, infrastructure automation engineers, and systems design engineers.
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Introduction to Automation with Ansible

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Two, 2-hour Modules (9am - 11:30am PT)

Ansible Overview

  • Overview of Architecture
  • Overview of Deployments
  • Inventory

Deploying Ansible

  • Installing
  • Configuration Files
  • Running Ad Hoc Commands
  • Dynamic Inventory


  • Writing YAML Files
  • Modules

Variables and Inclusions

  • Variables
  • Facts
  • Inclusions

Task Control

  • Constructing Flow Control
  • Handlers
  • Tags
  • Handling Errors

Jinja2 Templates

  • Jinja2 Templates
  • Jinja2 Templates


  • Role Structure
  • Creating Roles
  • Deploying Roles with Ansible Galaxy

Optimizing Ansible

  • Configuring Connection Types
  • Configuring Delegation
  • Configuring Parallelism

Ansible Vault

  • Configuring Ansible Vault
  • Executing with Ansible Vault

Troubleshooting Ansible

  • Troubleshooting Playbooks
  • Troubleshooting Managed Hosts

Ansible Tower

  • Ansible Tower overview
  • Installing
  • Account management
  • Hosts
  • Jobs

Optional: Ansible in a DevOps Environment

  • Provisioning Vagrant Machines
  • Deploying Vagrant in a DevOps Environment
  • Deploying Docker in a DevOps Environment
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June 17 & June 18, 2021
June 17 & June 18, 2021
June 17 & June 18, 2021
June 17 & June 18, 2021
June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

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Course Outline

This course is approximately 50% hands-on, combining expert lecture, real-world demonstrations and group discussions with machine-based practical labs and exercises.  Working in a hands-on learning environment led by our expert practitioner attendees will explore how to:

  • Describe Ansible concepts and install Red Hat Ansible Engine (optional – we can pre-install is as well if desired, depending on the audience)
  • Deploy Ansible and Configure Ansible to manage hosts and run ad hoc Ansible commands.
  • Implement playbooks
  • Write a simple Ansible playbook and run it to automate tasks on multiple managed hosts.
  • Manage variables and facts
  • Write playbooks that use variables to simplify management of the playbook and facts to reference information about managed hosts.
  • Implement task control; Manage task control, handlers, and task errors in Ansible playbooks.
  • Deploy files to managed hosts
  • Deploy, manage, and adjust files on hosts managed by Ansible.
  • Manage large projects
  • Write playbooks that are optimized for larger, more complex projects.
  • Simplify playbooks with roles
  • Use Ansible roles to develop playbooks more quickly and to reuse Ansible code.
  • Troubleshoot Ansible
  • Troubleshoot playbooks and managed hosts.
  • Automate Linux administration tasks
  • Automate common Linux system administration tasks with Ansible.

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