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Ansible is growing in popularity for good reasons. It’s easy to understand, far simpler than Python, and extremely powerful. While Python can be used to do just about anything, Ansible is used to bring structure and consistency to system deployments, implementations, and changes. Students tempted to write a complex Python script to do a networking automation task will discover that problem is already solved by an Ansible module.
Lots of unnecessary Python scripts can be eliminated by using Ansible whenever possible. Ansible can be used for both network and server administrators alike.
Ansible is a universal language, unraveling the mystery of how work gets done. Turn tough tasks into repeatable playbooks. Roll out enterprise-wide protocols with the push of a button.
Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs.
Designed for multi-tier deployments since day one, Ansible models your IT infrastructure by describing how all of your systems inter-relate, rather than just managing one system at a time.
It uses no agents and no additional custom security infrastructure, so it’s easy to deploy – and most importantly, it uses a very simple language (YAML, in the form of Ansible Playbooks) that allow you to describe your automation jobs in a way that approaches plain English.
Ansible works by connecting to your nodes and pushing out small programs, called “Ansible modules” to them. These programs are written to be resource models of the desired state of the system. Ansible then executes these modules (over SSH by default), and removes them when finished.
Your library of modules can reside on any machine, and there are no servers, daemons, or databases required. Typically you’ll work with your favorite terminal program, a text editor, and probably a version control system to keep track of changes to your content.
Day 1 (Ansible Introduction)
Module 1 - Ansible Introduction
Module 2 - Installation
Module 3 - Ansible config file and directory structure
Module 4 - Ansible Static Inventory
Module 5 - YAML
Day 2 (Ansible for Server Operations)
Module 6 - Ansible Ad hoc commands
Module 7 - Writing a Simple Playbook
Module 8 - Ansible config file and directory structure
Module 9 - Key Server Modules to Know
Day 3 (Ansible for Network Operations)
Module 10 - Ansible and Jinja
Module 11 - Conditional and Looping Tasks
Module 12 - Ansible Network Solutions with Ansible (focus on Juniper and Cisco)
Day 4 (Customizing Ansible & Ansible for Cloud)
Module 13 - Dynamic Inventory Management
Module 14 - Ansible for OpenStack and AWS
Module 15 - Variables and Python
Day 5 (Ansible Playbook Design & Review)
Module 16 - Roles and Ansible Galaxy
Module 17 - Playbook Best Practices
Module 18 - Ansible Tower / AWX Essentials
1. SSH client and server configs 2. RSA key gen 3. Methods for Installing Ansible 4. Ansible Host Inventory 5. Ad-Hoc Modules and Gather Facts 6. Elevated Ad-Hoc Commands 7. Running your first Playbook 8. Ad-Hoc Raw Commands 9. Debug, Loops, and YAML Lists 10. When Conditionals, YAML Dictionaries, and Jinja 11. ansible.cfg setup 12. Building Playbooks - Bootstrap with raw, group and user Modules 13. Mapping YAML Vars Files in Playbooks 14. Ansible Modules - shell 15. Ansible Module - copy 16. Ansible Module - apt 17. Ansible Module - yum 18. Ansible Module - get_url 19. Ansible Module - file 20. Ansible Module - git 21. Ansible Module - template 22. Playbook Tags 23. Ansible Module - lineinfile and replace 24. Manually Launch an OpenStack Instance 25. OpenStack, Ansible and Shade 26. YAML, JSON, Dynamic, and Cloud Inventories 27. Configuring a Web Service with Ansible 28. Ansible Handlers 29. Ansible Error Handling 30. pre_tasks, roles, tasks, post_tasks, and handlers 31. Exploring Switches with Ansible 32. network_cli Playbook 33. Backup and Save Config - Cisco, Juniper, Arista, and Many More! 34. Network Playbooks and Vendor Specific Modules 35. Simplifying Network Playbooks with Agnostic Modules 36. Reading Variables into Playbooks 37. Ansible script module 38. Ansible Lookup Plugin 39. Ansible Playbook Output Logging 40. Ansible Keywords - register and when 41. Ansible Galaxy 42. Ansible Vault 43. Ansible Tower 44. (Optional Case Study) Ansible for Palo Alto PanOS and Panorama 45. (Optional Case Study) Ansible for Juniper Junos Core and Role Modules 46. (Optional Case Study) Ansible for VMWare NSX Networking 47. (Optional Case Study) Ansible NAPALM for Network Automation
5 Days Course