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Advanced Automation: Red Hat Ansible Best Practices with Exam (DO448) Bundle

Advanced Automation: Red Hat Ansible Best Practices

  • Tuition USD $3,600
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4819 Ratings
  • Course Code DO447
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Virtual, Classroom

Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices (DO447) is for experienced Red Hat® Ansible® Automation users who want to take their Ansible skills to the next level, enabling scalable design and operation of Ansible Automation in the enterprise. You will explore better ways to automate tasks and use Red Hat Ansible Engine effectively, as well as how to leverage advanced features of Ansible to perform more complex tasks. You will also learn how to install and use Red Hat Ansible Tower to centrally coordinate your use of Ansible, control access to hosts and systems, and manage Ansible workflows through the web interface and the Red Hat Ansible Tower API.

This course is based on Red Hat Ansible Automation (Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8 / Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.5) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 8.

  • Investigate recommended practices for effective and efficient automation with Ansible.
  • Perform rolling updates with your Ansible Automation operations.
  • Use advanced features of Ansible to work with data, including filters and plugins.
  • Control applications through their REST API with Ansible Playbooks.
  • Implement Red Hat Ansible Tower to centrally coordinate and scale Red Hat Ansible Automation.
  • Leverage capabilities of Red Hat Ansible Tower to manage complex automation workflows.
  • Implement a CI/CD pipeline for your automation with Git and Red Hat Ansible Tower.

Skills Gained

This course is intended to develop the skills needed to leverage and extend the use of an existing Ansible infrastructure across business units in large enterprise environments. These skills are suitable for organizations seeking to increase cost savings and operational efficiency through wider adoption of Ansible in their enterprise.

As a result of taking this course, you should be able to use Red Hat Ansible Tower to centrally manage your Red Hat Ansible Automation projects in a way that scales to large teams and complex enterprise installations. You should be able to demonstrate these skills:

  • Follow recommended practices to write and manage Ansible Automation.
  • Use Git to effectively manage playbooks and inventories as part of a DevOps workflow.
  • Control and optimize the performance of task execution by Ansible Playbooks.
  • Use filters and plugins to populate, manipulate, and manage data used by Ansible Playbooks.
  • Delegate tasks for one managed host to other hosts and manage rolling updates with Ansible.
  • Deploy and use Red Hat Ansible Tower to manage existing Ansible projects, playbooks, and roles at scale.
  • Use the Red Hat Ansible Tower API to launch jobs from existing templates and integrate Red Hat Ansible Tower into a simple CI/CD pipeline.

Who Can Benefit

This course is designed for users who need to set recommended design patterns and operate automation practices at scale, including these roles:

  • DevOps engineers
  • Linux system administrators, developers
  • Release engineers
  • Other IT professionals with basic expertise using Ansible or Red Hat Ansible Engine to automate, provision, configure, and deploy applications and services in a Linux environment

Prerequisites

  • Be a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA®), or demonstrate equivalent Red Hat Enterprise Linux knowledge and experience
  • Be a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation or Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, or demonstrate equivalent Ansible experience

Course Details

Develop with recommended practices

  • Demonstrate and implement recommended practices for effective and efficient use of Ansible for automation.

Manage inventories

  • Use advanced features of Ansible to manage inventories.

Manage task execution

  • Control and optimize the execution of tasks by Ansible Playbooks.

Transform data with filters and plugins

  • Populate, manipulate, and manage data in variables using filters and plugins.

Coordinate rolling updates

  • Minimize downtime and ensure maintainability and simplicity of Ansible Playbooks by using the advanced features of Ansible to manage rolling updates.

Install and access Red Hat Ansible Tower

  • Explain what Red Hat Ansible Tower is and demonstrate a basic ability to 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, then 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, then configure credentials necessary for Red Hat Ansible Tower to log in and run Ansible jobs on those systems.

Manage projects and launching Ansible jobs

  • Create projects and job templates in the web UI, using these tools 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.

Communicate with APIs using Ansible

  • Interact with REST APIs with Ansible Playbooks and control Red Hat Ansible Tower using its REST API.

Manage advanced inventories

  • Administer inventories that are loaded from external files or generated dynamically from scripts or the Ansible Tower smart inventory feature.

Create a simple CI/CD pipeline with Ansible Tower

  • Build and operate a proof-of-concept CI/CD pipeline based on Ansible Automation and integrating Red Hat Ansible Tower.

Maintain Ansible Tower

  • Perform routine maintenance and administration of Red Hat Ansible Tower.

Perform a 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.

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

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We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

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