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Red Hat Linux Automation with Ansible (RH294)

Learning Objectives

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Install Ansible / Red Hat Ansible Engine on control nodes.

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Create and update inventories of managed hosts and manage connections to them.

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Automate administration tasks with Ansible Playbooks and ad hoc commands.

  • Write effective playbooks at scale.
  • Protect sensitive data used by Ansible with Ansible Vault.
  • Reuse code and simplify playbook development with Ansible roles.

Course Schedule and Details

Session 1:
  • Introduce Ansible
    Describe Ansible concepts and install Red Hat Ansible Engine.
  • Deploy Ansible
    Configure Ansible to manage hosts and run ad hoc Ansible commands.
Session 2:
  • Implement playbooks
    Write a simple Ansible Playbook and run it to automate tasks on multiple managed hosts.
  • Manage variables and facts
    Write playbooks that use variables to simplify management of the playbook and facts to reference information about managed hosts.
Session 3:
  • Implement task control
    Manage task control, handlers, and task errors in Ansible Playbooks.
  • Deploy files to managed hosts
    Deploy, manage, and adjust files on hosts managed by Ansible.
Session 4:
  • Manage large projects
    Write playbooks that are optimized for larger, more complex projects.
  • Simplify playbooks with roles
    Use Ansible roles to develop playbooks more quickly and to reuse Ansible code.
Session 5:
  • Troubleshoot Ansible
    Troubleshoot playbooks and managed hosts.
  • Automate Linux administration tasks
    Automate common Linux system administration tasks with Ansible.

Pass the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam (EX200), or demonstrate equivalent Red Hat Enterprise Linux knowledge and experience.

Recommended next exam or course
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (EX294)
  • Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices (DO447)
Target Audience

This course is geared toward Linux system administrators, DevOps engineers, infrastructure automation engineers, and systems design engineers who are responsible for these tasks:

  • Automating configuration management
  • Ensuring consistent and repeatable application deployment
  • Provisioning and deployment of development, testing, and production servers
  • Integrating with DevOps continuous integration/continuous delivery workflows

Training program

Red Hat Linux Automation with Ansible (RH294) teaches the skills needed to manage large numbers of systems and applications efficiently and consistently. You will learn the techniques needed to use Ansible® to automate provisioning, configuration, application deployment, and orchestration.


As a result of attending this course, you should be able to use Ansible for the purpose of automation, configuration, and management. You should be able to demonstrate these skills:

  • Install and configure Ansible or Red Hat Ansible Engine on a control node.
  • Create and manage inventories of managed hosts, as well as prepare them for Ansible automation.
  • Run individual ad hoc automation tasks from the command line.
  • Write Ansible Playbooks to consistently automate multiple tasks and apply them to managed hosts.
  • Parameterize playbooks using variables and facts, and protect sensitive data with Ansible Vault.
  • Write and reuse existing Ansible roles to simplify playbook creation and reuse code.
  • Automate common Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration tasks using Ansible.

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