Learn how to make IT automation more efficient and scalable with Ansible. Learn techniques to reuse functionality with roles, encrypt data, support idempotence, and manage systems at scale.
- [Robert] Ansible has become a favorite tool for systems operators looking to automate many of their previously manual, or simply scripted processes with its ability to very quickly turn those processes into idempotent automation tasks. I'm Robert Starmer and I've been using Ansible for the last four years in exactly this fashion. Automating the deployment and long-term management of a number of complex distributed web skill systems. While I've found Ansible to be beneficial in its ability to drive consistency in the management of these systems, often Ansible developed for an initial problem is not managed and maintained in a reusable fashion.
Being a little too hard-coded to be easily reused by other engineers, even within the same organization. This course will help address those issues by looking at how we can better variablize resources, capture those concepts into roles, deal with secret or otherwise restricted data, and manage them with tools like Power or AWX. And finally, we'll extend that learning from the server world into the network domain, where the same values can be applied. There's a lot to cover, so let's dive on in.
- Task execution management
- Looping tasks
- Looping in templates
- Reusing code with roles
- Encrypting data
- Network management
- Creating idempotent plays
- System infrastructure management
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Ansible Overview and Setup
2. Task Execution Management
4. Working with Secrets
5. Network Management with Ansible
6. Idempotence with Ansible Plays
7. System Infrastructure with AWX/Tower
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