Automating IT Administration with Ansible Training

Course #:WA2508

Automating IT Administration with Ansible Training (Coming Soon)

Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs.

This course will provide students with an understanding of the foundational technologies behind Ansible, and show students how to use Ansible as a tool to manage computing infrastructure.


In this training, attendees will learn how to:

  • Create inventory lists and playbooks to configure systems using Ansible
  • Use various Ansible modules in playbooks
  • Integrate the use of Git to provide version control for configuration.
  • Use industry-proven best practices with Ansible


Attendees should be comfortable using command shell commands in a Linux or Unix environment.


3 days

Outline of Automating IT Administration with Ansible Training

Section 1 - Getting Started with Ansible

  • Overview
  • Installing Ansible
  • Inventory
    • Variables
    • Groups
  • Ad-hoc commands

Section 2 - Foundations

  • Yaml
  • JSON
  • SSH
    • Remote control
    • Keys
    • ssh_agent

Section 3 - Playbooks

  • Overall format
  • Tasks
  • Modules
  • Templates

Section 4 – Using Roles

  • What are roles
  • Why use roles
  • Structuring roles, tasks, and handlers

Section 5 - Modules

  • Core Modules
  • Extras Modules
  • Adding Modules
  • Creating Modules

Section 6 - Best Practices

  • Organizing Playbooks
  • Dynamic  Inventory
  • Separating Staging and Production
  • Version controlling playbooks
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