Red Hat Ansible (RH294)

Advanced Automation: Red Hat Ansible Best Practices

This course is designed for Linux administrators and developers who want to automate system provisioning, configuration, application deployment, and orchestration tasks.

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Course Description

Enhance your Linux system administration skills with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Automation with Ansible (RH294). This course is designed for Linux administrators and developers who want to automate system provisioning, configuration, application deployment, and orchestration tasks. By leveraging the power of the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, you’ll learn how to automate repeatable processes and eliminate errors.

Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.2, this course provides comprehensive training to help you become proficient in automating Linux system administration.

Completing this course will help you

Audience for this course

This course is tailored for Linux system administrators, DevOps engineers, infrastructure automation engineers, and systems design engineers. It is ideal for professionals responsible for tasks such as automating configuration management, ensuring consistent application deployment, provisioning and deploying servers, and integrating with DevOps continuous integration/continuous delivery workflows.

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Course Overview

To enroll in this course, you should have passed the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam (EX200) or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. We recommend taking our free assessment to determine if this course aligns with your current skills and expertise.

Introduce Ansible: 

Gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and learn how to install it.

Implement an Ansible Playbook:

Create an inventory of managed hosts, write a simple Ansible playbook, and execute the playbook to automate tasks.

Manage Variables and Facts:

Utilize variables to simplify playbook management and leverage facts to reference information about managed hosts.

Implement Task Control:

Manage task control, handlers, and task errors within Ansible Playbooks.

Deploy Files to Managed Hosts:

Deploy, manage, and adjust files on hosts managed by Ansible.

Manage Complex Plays and Playbooks:

Develop playbooks optimized for larger, more complex automation tasks.

Simplify Playbooks with Roles:

Utilize Ansible roles to expedite playbook development and reuse Ansible code effectively.

Troubleshoot Ansible:

Employ troubleshooting techniques for playbooks and managed hosts.

Automate Linux Administration Tasks:

Automate common Linux system administration tasks using Ansible.

  • Install Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform: Set up the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on control nodes to establish a robust automation environment.
  • Manage Inventories and Connections: Create and update inventories of managed hosts and efficiently manage connections to them.
  • Automate Administration Tasks: Utilize Ansible Playbooks and ad hoc commands to automate common administration tasks.
  • Write Effective Playbooks: Develop playbooks that are scalable, efficient, and capable of handling complex automation tasks.
  • Secure Sensitive Data: Protect sensitive data used by the Ansible Automation Platform using Ansible Vault.
  • Simplify Playbook Development: Reuse code and simplify playbook development through Ansible Roles and Ansible Content Collections.

Impact on the organization

By mastering Red Hat Enterprise Linux Automation with Ansible, your organization can achieve operational efficiency by eliminating manual processes through automation. This course enables you to scale your dynamic IT infrastructure easily and accelerate application time to value. Additionally, it equips you with the knowledge and skills to implement DevOps practices, ensuring rapid adaptation and implementation of necessary innovation.

While Red Hat has designed this course to benefit our customers, it’s important to acknowledge that every company and infrastructure is unique, and actual results or benefits may vary.

Impact on the individual

Upon completing this course, you will possess the ability to apply automation principles to solve real-world Linux system and service problems. You’ll gain expertise in creating effective Ansible playbooks and leveraging the Red Hat

Recommended next exam or course

  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (EX294)
  • Developing Advanced Automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform (DO374)

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