Red Hat System Administration III: Linux Automation (RH294)

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

Red Hat System Administration III: Linux Automation (RH294) is designed for Linux� system administrators and developers who need to automate provisioning, configuration, application deployment, and orchestration. You will learn how to install and configure Ansible� on a management workstation; prepare managed hosts for automation; write Ansible Playbooks to automate tasks; and run playbooks to ensure servers are correctly deployed and configured.

This course is based on Red Hat� Enterprise Linux 8 and Red Hat� Ansible Engine 2.8.

Audience

This course is geared toward Linux system administrators, DevOps engineers, infrastructure automation engineers, and systems design engineers who are responsible for these tasks:

- Automating configuration management

- Ensuring consistent and repeatable application deployment

- Provisioning and deployment of development, testing, and production servers

- Integrating with DevOps continuous integration/continuous delivery workflows

Prerequisites

Pass the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam (EX200), or demonstrate equivalent knowledge of and experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Learning Objectives

  • Install Ansible / Red Hat Ansible Engine on control nodes.
  • Create and update inventories of managed hosts and manage connections to them.
  • Automate administration tasks with Ansible Playbooks and ad hoc commands.
  • Write effective playbooks at scale.
  • Protect sensitive data used by Ansible with Ansible Vault.
  • Reuse code and simplify playbook development with Ansible roles.

Introduce Ansible

Describe Ansible concepts and install Red Hat Ansible Engine.

Deploy Ansible

Configure Ansible to manage hosts and run ad hoc Ansible commands.

Implement playbooks

Write a simple Ansible Playbook and run it to automate tasks on multiple managed hosts.

Manage variables and facts

Write playbooks that use variables to simplify management of the playbook and facts to reference information about managed hosts.

Implement task control

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

Deploy files to managed hosts

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

Manage large projects

Write playbooks that are optimized for larger, more complex projects.

Simplify playbooks with roles

Use Ansible roles to develop playbooks more quickly and to reuse Ansible code.

Troubleshoot Ansible

Troubleshoot playbooks and managed hosts.

Automate Linux administration tasks

Automate common Linux system administration tasks with Ansible.

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Note: Course outline is subject to change with technology advances and as the nature of the underlying job evolves. For questions or confirmation on a specific objective or topic, contact your training advisor or call 1-800-COURSES.