Ansible: Playbooks Deep Dive

By Stosh Oldham

This course discusses what a play and playbook are in Ansible as well as the key features of Ansible Playbooks.

6 hours
  • 30 Lessons
  • 3 Hands-On Labs

About the course

This course is the second in a series on Ansible, where we focus on writing Ansible playbooks.

While the first course in the series focusses on installation, configuration, and ad-hoc commands, this course discusses what a play and playbook are in Ansible. Many key features of Ansible Playbooks are highlighted as we work through the course, and a few new modules are introduced along the way.

Naturally, there are many demonstrations provided and discussions on potential use cases for the various features that are covered. Hands-on labs are provided throughout the course for students to practice their knowledge. After completing this course, students should be capable of writing Ansible playbooks for various scenarios!

  • Chapter 1 6 Lessons Course Overview 18:03

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:19

    About the Course

    2:04

    About the Training Architect

    0:36

    Course Features and Tools

    3:17

    About Ansible Playbooks

    3:00

    Advanced Inventory Configuration

    7:47
  • Chapter 2 5 Lessons Playbook Basics 26:46

    Using YAML for Ansible Playbooks

    7:34

    Creating an Ansible Play

    7:38

    The `ansible-playbook` Command

    6:48

    Understanding Playbook Tasks

    4:46

    Writing Your First Ansible Playbook

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 3 7 Lessons Essential Playbook Syntax 55:19

    Using Variables in Playbooks

    17:44

    Working with Templates

    6:08

    Using Ansible Facts

    10:59

    Conditional Execution in Playbooks

    8:14

    Using Loops in Ansible

    4:57

    Working with Handlers in Ansible

    7:17

    Deploying Services Using Ansible

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 11 Lessons Advanced Playbook Syntax 1:18:47

    Executing Selective Parts of a Playbook

    5:55

    Working with Sensitive Data Using Ansible Vault

    14:05

    Error Handling in a Playbook - limit, ignore_errors, changed_when, and failed_when

    9:42

    Error Handling in a Playbook - Block Groups and The Debug Module

    6:58

    Asynchronous Tasks within a Playbook

    5:36

    Delegating Playbook Execution with `delegate_to` and `local_action`

    5:11

    Parallelism in Playbooks

    7:49

    Using `run_once`

    3:15

    Overview of Ansible Roles

    7:24

    Ansible Role Demo

    12:52

    Advanced Features in Ansible Playbooks

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 1 Lesson Course Wrap Up 2:05

    Conclusion and Next Steps

    2:05

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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