Modern Provisioning Using Ansible

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide you the tools for:

  • Working with Ansible.
  • Understand how Ansible can be used for Deployment.
  • Who should attend

    The course is designed for DevOps, Infrastructure, or Development teams seeking to obtain a solid foundation with Ansible.

  • Prerequisites

    • Basic Unix commands.
    • Basic Programming Concepts (control flows, conditionals, scripting).

Course Content

  • Linux Fundamentals
    • Users and Permissions.
    • Sudoers.
    • Package Managers.
    • Yum package manager.
    • Systemd.
    • Hands-on session.

     

    Inventory and ad-hoc commands
    • Static inventory.
    • Dynamic inventory.
    • Using Ansible and Using Ad-hoc Modules.
    • Inventory variables.
    • , Host variables.
    • Group variables.
    • Hands-on session.

     

    Playbooks
    • Anatomy of a Playbook.
    • YAML Syntax.
    • Anatomy of a Task.
    • Module and its Arguments.
    • Testing your playbook (dry run).
    • Popular Modules.
    • Yum_secure module.
    • Hands-on session.

     

    Advanced Playbooks:
    • Variables.
    • Play variables.
    • Variable files.
    • Extra variables.
    • Using variables in playbooks
    • Basic variables.
    • Lists, Dictionaries.
    • Compound variables.
    • Registering output of tasks in variables.
    • Facts.
    • Conditions.
    • Loops.
    • Handlers.
    • Hands-on session.
  • Structuring Best Practices
    • Structuring playbooks.
    • Includes.
    • Variable includes.
    • Play includes.
    • Task includes.
    • Dynamic vs Static includes.
    • Hands-on session.
      Roles
    • Introduction to roles,
    • Building Simple roles,
    • Invoking Roles from playbooks,
    • Ansible Galaxy,
    • Using Ansible Galaxy Roles in Playbooks,
    • Hands-on session.
    Intro to Python
    • Introduction to Python,
    • Python Packages and resources,
    • Hands-on session.

     

    Custom Modules
    • Custom Modules.
    • Custom Modules Parameters.
    • Ansible Python Support for Modules.
    • Communicating Back to Ansible.
    • Testing custom modules.
    • Hands-on session.

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