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Ansible Basics - Conclusion

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Description

This course looks at the Ansible Automation Platform. We'll look at how it works, looking at all the components like modules, tasks, and playbooks. We're going to show Ansible commands and how to use the command line tool, Ansible Navigator. You'll also learn about variables, templates and playbook basics. 

Then we'll move on to the automation controller, the web UI and API, and you'll learn where it fits in and who would be using it. We'll also take a look at some enterprise features like Role-based Access Control and workflows.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the basics of Ansible including its components including modules, tasks, and playbooks
  • Understand Ansible commands and how to use Ansible navigator
  • Learn how to use variables and templates
  • Use Ansible's web UI and API, known as Automation Controller
  • Learn how to build a job template
  • Understand how to use Role-based Access Control and workflows

Intended Audience

This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about the Ansible Automation Platform in order to operationalize and put their Ansible workloads into production.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should have some knowledge of Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Existing knowledge of Ansible would be beneficial but not essential.

Transcript

Thank you for attending this training and spending some time with me learning Ansible Automation Platform and learning about all the different new components for Ansible Automation Platform 2. I want to show some links and where to go next, so you can click on your screen, so you can learn more here. So today, I was running this all on our own workshops. It's all built with Ansible. So there's a Workshops link here. These are kinda free introductory classes just to like get your foot in the door and understand Ansible. I kind of say 0 to 30 miles an hour. They're usually taught by our Solution Architects and there's some on-demand stuff.

Also like to shout out to the Red Hat learning community. So if you have questions and you want to ask the questions and get answers and interact with other community members, check out the Red Hat learning community. So under the Get started section here, you'll see a link for Evals. This will give you a trial subscription for the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, which gets you access to the universal installer for Ansible Automation Platform, which will get you private automation hub, automation controller, Ansible navigator, Ansible builder and any other component you saw today. It'll also give you access to console.redhat.com for our hosted services, which includes services catalog, automation analytics, now known as Red Hat Insights for Ansible automation. And it will give you access to automation hub that we discussed today.

Under the Get serious section here, we have our Red Hat Automation Adoption Journey. What we're seeing with a lot of customers is that it's not just a technical issue they're going through. It's trying to convert their organization in to automation. It's a cultural transformation. And our Consulting Group has a track record of success here and taking organizations, giving them multiple small victories. I always like to say start small, think big. So that the organization is all automating and that helps them kind of cross that barrier culturally versus just trying to solve technical issues, like point issues. I want to call out a specific course here, RH294 the Red Hat training, Red Hat Linux automation with Ansible.

This is a foundation course for learning more. So think of it as this course on steroids where it goes into a lot more detail and get you ready for certification in learning everything you can for Ansible and RHEL. Thank you for attending. Feel free to check out any of the links on your screen and have a great day.

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Jeremy is a Content Lead Architect and DevOps SME here at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing DevOps technical training documentation.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 25+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for AWS, GCP, Terraform, Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS).