Automation with Ansible II: Ansible Tower (DO409) is designed for Ansible site administrators who need to automate tasks on large numbers of managed nodes with extended teams or are responsible for centrally coordinating and logging Ansible operations. You will learn how to install Red Hat® Ansible Tower, use the web interface to manage access to resources and hosts, and create templates to start Ansible jobs.
Install Red Hat Ansible Tower,
Configure users and teams to access Ansible Tower resources using role-based access controls,
Use Ansible Tower to manage shared access to inventories and machine credentials,
Create job templates and workflow job templates to standardize playbook execution,
Launch playbooks and monitor and review job results using Ansible Tower.
This course is designed for system administrators, DevOps engineers, release engineers, and other IT professionals. The curriculum is particularly geared toward those responsible for designing and implementing DevOps capabilities in complex multiple-application production environments; maintaining and enforcing continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines and tools; and centrally managing and controlling Red Hat® Ansible Automation at scale.
Successfully complete Automation with Ansible I (DO407), or demonstrate equivalent experience with Ansible, Ansible playbooks, and roles,
Be a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation, or demonstrate equivalent Ansible experience,
Be a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), or demonstrate equivalent Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® knowledge and experience,
Being a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) may be beneficial.
Explain what Red Hat Ansible Tower is and navigate and use its web user interface,
Create user accounts and organize them into teams in Red Hat Ansible Tower, and assign the users and teams permissions to administer and access resources in the Ansible Tower service.
Create inventories of machines to manage, and configure credentials necessary for Red Hat Ansible Tower to log in and run Ansible jobs on those systems,
Create projects and job templates in the web UI, using them to launch Ansible playbooks that are stored in Git repositories in order to automate tasks on managed hosts
Use advanced features of job templates to improve performance, simplify customization of jobs, launch multiple jobs, schedule automatically recurring jobs, and provide notification of job results,
Manage inventories that are loaded from external files or generated dynamically from scripts or the Ansible Tower smart inventory feature,
Demonstrate ability to deliver routine maintenance and administration of Ansible Tower,
Demonstrate skills learned in this course by configuring and operating a new organization in Ansible Tower using a provided specification, Ansible projects, and hosts to be provisioned and managed,
Deploy and use Ansible Tower to manage existing Ansible projects, playbooks, and roles,
Use the visual dashboard to centrally launch, control, and monitor Ansible jobs,
Configure users and teams and use them to control access to systems, projects, and other resources through role-based access controls,
Configure which hosts to manage through the web interface, dynamically, or from a file stored in Git version control.