DO407 – Automation with Ansible

DO407 – Automation with Ansible

DO407 – Automation with Ansible

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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.


  1. Course introduction

    Introduce and review the course.
  2. Introduce Ansible

    Describe the terminology and architecture of Ansible.
  3. Deploy Ansible

    Install Ansible and run ad hoc commands.
  4. Implement playbooks

    Write Ansible plays and execute a playbook.
  5. Manage variables and inclusions

    Describe variable scope and precedence, manage variables and facts in a play, and manage inclusions.
  6. Implement task control

    Manage task control, handlers, and tags in Ansible playbooks.
  7. Implement Jinja2 templates

    Implement a Jinja2 template.
  8. Implement roles

    Create and manage roles.
  9. Optimizing Ansible

    Configure connection types, delegations, and parallelism.
  10. Implement Ansible Vault

    Manage encryption with Ansible Vault.
  11. Troubleshoot Ansible

    Troubleshoot the Ansible control machine and managed nodes.
  12. Implement Ansible Tower

    Implement Ansible Tower.
  13. Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment

    Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment using Vagrant.
  14. Comprehensive review

    Review tasks from the Automation with Ansible course.
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