ANSIBLE Training

Upcoming Instructor Led Online and Public ANSIBLE classes
ANSIBLE Training/Class 3 February, 2020 - 5 February, 2020 $1990
HSG Training Center 1624 Market Street, Suite 202
Denver, CO 80202
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ANSIBLE Training/Class 23 March, 2020 - 25 March, 2020 $1990
HSG Training Center 1624 Market Street, Suite 202
Denver, CO 80202
Hartmann Software Group Training Registration
ANSIBLE Training/Class 18 May, 2020 - 20 May, 2020 $1990
HSG Training Center 1624 Market Street, Suite 202
Denver, CO 80202
Hartmann Software Group Training Registration
ANSIBLE Training/Class 24 August, 2020 - 26 August, 2020 $1990
HSG Training Center 1624 Market Street, Suite 202
Denver, CO 80202
Hartmann Software Group Training Registration
ANSIBLE Training/Class 5 October, 2020 - 7 October, 2020 $1990
HSG Training Center 1624 Market Street, Suite 202
Denver, CO 80202
Hartmann Software Group Training Registration
We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description

 
The audience for this course is system's administrators desiring to automate provisioning, configuration management, service deployment, operational processes. This course covers all the core Ansible features including: installing and configuring, running ad-hoc commands, understanding modules, creating and using playbooks, variables and inclusion, task control, templates, and roles. The course also covers: dealing with sensitive data via Ansible Vault, integration with Docker and Vagrant, networking, and troubleshooting. Version: C01
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1990 (US)

Prerequisites

Experience with Linux shell, text editing, and basic systems administration needed.

Course Outline

 
  1. ANSIBLE OVERVIEW
    1. Why Ansible?
    2. Overview of Architecture
    3. QUIZ: Architecture
    4. Inventory
    5. Inventory Patterns
    6. Inventory Plugins
    7. QUIZ: Inventory and Patterns
    8. DEMO: Introducing Ansible
  2. DEPLOYING ANSIBLE
    1. Installing
    2. DEMO: Installing Ansible
    3. Configuration Files
    4. DEMO: Configuration Files
    5. Module Syntax Help
    6. Running Ad Hoc Commands
    7. DEMO: Running Ad Hoc Commands
    8. Dynamic Inventory
    9. DEMO: Dynamic Inventory
    LAB TASKS
    1. Deploying Ansible
    2. Ad Hoc Commands
    3. Dynamic Inventories
  3. PLAYBOOKS BASICS
    1. Writing YAML Files
    2. Playbook Structure
    3. Host and Task Execution Order
    4. Command Modules
    5. Significant Module Categories
    6. File Manipulation
    7. Network Modules
    8. Packaging Modules
    9. System Storage
    10. Account Management
    11. Security
    12. Services
    13. DEMO: Playbooks
    LAB TASKS
    1. Playbook Basics
    2. Playbooks: Command Modules
    3. Playbooks: Common Modules
  4. VARIABLES AND INCLUSIONS
    1. Variables
    2. Variables - Playbooks
    3. Variables - Inventory
    4. Variables - Registered
    5. Facts
    6. DEMO: Facts
    7. Inclusions
    LAB TASKS
    1. Variables and Facts
    2. Inclusions
  5. JINJA2 TEMPLATES
    1. Jinja2
    2. Expressions
    3. QUIZ: Jinja2 Templates
    4. Filters
    5. Tests
    6. Lookups
    7. Control Structures
    8. DEMO: Jinja2 Templates
    LAB TASKS
    1. Jinja2 Templates
    2. Jinja2 Templates
  6. TASK CONTROL
    1. Loops
    2. Loops (cont.)
    3. Loops and Variables
    4. DEMO: Constructing Flow Control
    5. Conditionals
    6. DEMO: Conditionals
    7. Handlers
    8. Tags
    9. Handling Errors
    LAB TASKS
    1. Task Control
  7. ROLES
    1. Roles
    2. Role Usage Details
    3. QUIZ: Role Structure
    4. Creating Roles
    5. Deploying Roles with Ansible Galaxy
    6. DEMO: Deploying Roles with Ansible Galaxy
    LAB TASKS
    1. Converting Playbooks to Roles
    2. Creating Roles from Scratch
    3. Ansible Galaxy Roles
  8. ANSIBLE VAULT
    1. Configuring Ansible Vault
    2. Vault IDs
    3. Executing with Ansible Vault
    4. DEMO: Configuring Ansible Vault
    LAB TASKS
    1. Ansible Vault
  1. NETWORK AUTOMATION
    1. Network Automation
    2. Simple Network Module Examples
    3. Network Modules: Gotchas
    4. Simple IOS Modules Examples
    5. General Purpose ios Modules

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DevOps Uses & Stats

DevOps is Used For:
Desktop Mainframe Computers Mobile Devices Embedded Devices
Difficulty
Popularity
Year Created
1991/1971
Pros
Performance:
Linux supports many efficient tools and operates them seamlessly. Because it's architecture is lightweight it runs faster than both Windows 8.1 and 10. 
 
Security:
Because Linux is an open-source software,  anyone can contribute code to help enhance the users’ experience i.e., adding features, fixing bugs, reducing security risks, and more.
 
 
Software Development:
The terminal in Linux is a *wild card*. You can do almost anything with it. This includes software installation, application and server configurations, file system management, and etc.
 
Large-scale:
Open-source projects benefit from having an attentive community. As a result, Linux is more secure than Windows. Instead of installing anti viruses to clean malware, you just have to stick to the recommended repositories. 
 
Efficient: 
Developers have the convenience of running servers, training machine learning models, accessing remote machines, and compiling and running scripts from the same terminal window. 
 
Free: 
Linux is free (you can put it on as many systems as you like) and you can change it to suit your needs.
Cons
Learning Curve: 
Linux is not for everyone, there is a learning curve in switching to Ubuntu. To actually learn Linux efficiently would take a user one to several years.
 
No Tech Support:
Unlike Windows, there isn’t a dedicated tech support, so getting help for things is up to you. 
 
Designer Compatabilty:
Linux is not as user friendly as Windows or as ‘straight out of the box design’ As an example for design choices, Adobe hasn’t released any of its products to Linux users. So it’s impossible to run them directly. The Ubuntu alternative is a free software called GIMP. 
 
Gaming Capabilities: 
Most games aren’t available in Linux. But that’s not to say you can’t make it happen, it's just not as easy.   
DevOps Job Market
Average Salary
$85k-$105k
Job Count
n/a
Top Job Locations

New York City
Boston
San Francisco 

Complimentary Skills to have along with DevOps
The following are types of jobs that may require Linux skills.  The top 15 job titles on Dice.com that mention Linux in their postings are:
- DevOps Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Java Developer
- Systems Engineer
- Systems Administrator
- Senior Software Engineer
- Network Engineer
- Python Developer
- Linux Systems Administrator
- Software Developer
- System Administrator
- Linux Administrator
- Linux Engineer
- Senior Java Developer
- C++ Developer

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