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Automation with Ansible II – DO409 Ansible Tower

Red Hat

Duration: 2 Days

Description

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.

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Objectives

You should be able to demonstrate these 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.

Who Should Attend

  • System administrators
  • DevOps engineers
  • Release engineers
  • Other IT professionals

Prerequisites

  • Candidate should have attended Automation with Ansible I – DO407 or should have equivalent knowledge on Ansible, Ansible playbooks, and roles
  • Be a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation, or demonstrate equivalent Ansible experience
  • Should be Red Hat Certified System Administrator or should have equivalent knowledge
  • if candidate is Red Hat Certified Engineer will be an added advantage

Course Outline

  • Install and access Ansible Tower
    • Explain what Red Hat Ansible Tower is and navigate and use its web user interface.
  • Manage access with users and teams
    • Create user accounts and organize them into teams in Red Hat Ansible Tower, and assign the users and teams permissions to administer and access resources in the Ansible Tower service.
  • Manage inventories and credentials
    • Create inventories of machines to manage, and configure credentials necessary for Red Hat Ansible Tower to log in and run Ansible jobs on those systems.
  • Manage projects and launch Ansible jobs
    • Create projects and job templates in the web UI, using them to launch Ansible playbooks that are stored in Git repositories in order to automate tasks on managed hosts.
  • Construct advanced job workflows
    • Use advanced features of job templates to improve performance, simplify customization of jobs, launch multiple jobs, schedule automatically recurring jobs, and provide notification of job results.
  • Manage advanced inventories
    • Manage inventories that are loaded from external files or generated dynamically from scripts or the Ansible Tower smart inventory feature.
  • Perform maintenance and routine administration of Ansible Tower
    • Demonstrate the ability to deliver routine maintenance and administration of Ansible Tower.
      Comprehensive review
      Demonstrate skills learned in this course by configuring and operating a new organization in Ansible Tower using a provided specification, Ansible projects, and hosts to be provisioned and managed.

About the Trainer

A trainer will be Red Hat Certified Professional

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