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In the course Ansible Configuration Management participants learn to use Ansible to automate the management of the IT infrastructure. Ansible is a simple open source IT engine that provides application deployment, intra service orchestration, cloud provisioning and many other IT tools. Ansible uses playbooks to describe automation tasks in the easy-to-understand configuration language YAML.
The course starts with an explanation of Ansible's multi-tier architecture that does not describe just one system, but how all systems are interrelated. Ansible does not use agents but connects to the nodes via SSH or other protocol and puts code in the form of Ansible Modules on the nodes to execute.
Next the YAML syntax is discussed. It is explained how Ansible groups the hosts with YAML in the hosts files. The joint hosts files then form the Ansible inventory.
Also attention is paid to Ansible playbooks that describe the commands, modules and tasks that are executed on a specific group of hosts from hosts files.
The precise details of automating tasks are also part of the course program. The parallelization of tasks, loops and conditional execution are treated and the use of environment variables is discussed as well.
Finally attention is paid to a number of Ad-hoc Ansible commands such as shell commands and commands for managing files and directories and Advanced Ansible topics such as Playbook Includes, Custom Modules and Plugins are discussed.
The course Ansible Configuration Management is intended for system administrators and devops engineers who want to automate system administration and application deployment with Ansible.
General experience with system management in an IT infrastructure is beneficial for the understanding.
The subject matter is discussed on the basis of presentation slides and demos. The theory is interchanged with exercises. The course material is in English. Course times are from 9.30 up and to 16.30.
After successful completion of the course participants will receive an official certificate Ansible Configuration Management.
Module 1 : Ansible Intro
Module 2 : YAML Syntax
Module 3 : Playbooks
What is Ansible?
Default SSH Connection
Tasks in Playbook
YAML Start String
YAML End String
Key Value Pairs
List inside Dictionary
List of Dictionaries
AWS Cloud Module
Module 4 : Controlling Tasks
Module 5 : Ad-hoc Commands
Module 6 : Advanced Ansible
Operations in Parallel
Finding Files with Variables
External Data Lookups
Secure Copy Protocol
Ansible's Pull Mode
Task and Handler Includes
Using Bash or Python
Lookup and Filter Plugins
All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.
We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.
The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.
We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.
Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.
The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.
The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.
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