Learn Automation with Ansible

Automation with Ansible (DO407) is designed for system administrators who are intending to use Ansible for automation, configuration, and management. Learn how to install and configure Ansible, create and run playbooks to configure systems, and learn to manage inventories.


System and cloud administrators who need to automate cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and other IT needs.


Through hands-on labs, students will learn to automate system administration tasks on managed hosts with Ansible, learn how to write Ansible playbooks to standardize task execution, centrally manage playbooks and schedule recurring execution through a web interface with Ansible Tower. Students will also learn to manage encryption for Ansible with Ansible Vault, deploy Ansible Tower and use it to manage systems, and use Ansible in a DevOps environment with Vagrant.


Have basic Red Hat Enterprise Linux administration skills or have a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification is recommended.



Course introduction

Lesson : 1 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Introduce and review the course

Introduce Ansible

Lesson : 2 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Describe the terminology and architecture of Ansible

Deploy Ansible

Lesson : 3 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Install Ansible and run ad hoc commands

Implement playbooks

Lesson : 4 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Write Ansible plays and execute a playbook

Manage variables and inclusions

Lesson : 5 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Describe variable scope and precedence, manage variables and facts in a play, and manage inclusions

Implement task control

Lesson : 6 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Manage task control, handlers, and tags in Ansible playbooks

Implement Jinja2 templates

Lesson : 7 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Implement a Jinja2 template

Implement roles

Lesson : 8 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Create and manage roles

Optimizing Ansible

Lesson : 9 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Configure connection types, delegations, and parallelism

Implement Ansible Vault

Lesson : 10 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Manage encryption with Ansible Vault

Troubleshoot Ansible

Lesson : 11 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Troubleshoot the Ansible control machine and managed nodes

Implement Ansible Tower

Lesson : 12 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Implement Ansible Tower

Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment

Lesson : 13 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment using Vagrant

Comprehensive review

Lesson : 14 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Review tasks from the Automation with Ansible course

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