Introduction to Ansible v2.7

By Brock Tubre

Explore how to use Ansible to address the challenge of server automation.

3 hours
  • 40 Lessons

About the course

Server automation is a challenge facing many growing enterprises. Ansible is one solution that can scale to a large enterprise, which makes it an attractive solution. In this course, we’ll talk about some of the features that allow Ansible to address the server automation challenge and cover some of the technology and how to use it.

  • Chapter 1 8 Lessons Introduction and Overview 22:43

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:18

    Welcome!

    1:41

    Introduction and Overview

    4:13

    What is Ansible?

    3:14

    Why, When, and Where

    2:09

    Other Tools

    3:13

    Following Course Demos Using the Cloud Playground

    4:55

    Section Summary

    2:00
  • Chapter 2 8 Lessons Setting Up Environment 39:39

    Setting Up Environment

    1:53

    Setup Inventory

    6:40

    Installing Ansible

    2:03

    Installing Ansible (Windows - WSL)

    11:00

    Ensure End-To-End

    5:18

    Setup Inventory File

    6:12

    Ansible Configuration

    4:56

    Section Summary

    1:37
  • Chapter 3 2 Lessons Tasks 8:51

    Tasks

    7:34

    Section Summary

    1:17
  • Chapter 4 7 Lessons Playbooks 56:45

    Playbooks

    11:54

    Playbooks in Action

    5:10

    Constructing System

    15:43

    Configuring Load Balancer

    9:34

    Service Handlers

    5:21

    Congregate Playbooks

    6:48

    Section Summary

    2:15
  • Chapter 5 4 Lessons Using Variables 21:23

    Using Variables

    10:36

    Vars Dictionary

    4:06

    Registered Variables

    5:08

    Section Summary

    1:33
  • Chapter 6 7 Lessons Quick Pick Ansible Topics 44:45

    Roles

    10:40

    Check Mode

    4:09

    Error Handling

    6:09

    Tags

    5:46

    Ansible Vault

    7:44

    Prompts

    6:54

    Section Summary

    3:23
  • Chapter 7 4 Lessons Conclusion 6:29

    Future of Automation

    3:19

    Clean Up

    1:17

    Farewell

    0:49

    Thanks and Congratulations!

    1:04

What you will need

  • System administrator background

  • Knowledge of SSH and the Command Line

What you can expect

  • You will become familiar with the different use cases for Ansible and the different ways to use its functionality.

  • You will learn how to set up an Ansible environment.

  • You will get comfortable with configuring a sandbox Ansible environment.

  • You’ll get busy creating simple playbooks to execute SSH commands on multiple inventory servers.

  • You’ll learn about users, groups and variables and how to implement them.

  • You’ll pick up ways to test and troubleshoot your Ansible environment.

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