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Hands-on Ansible

by Aaron Paxson

This course will show you how to get started with automation and orchestration using the open-source tool Ansible version 1.x. Many hands-on demos are included to show how to implement your automation tasks.

What you'll learn

Automation and orchestration is becoming more common in the enterprise as departments continue to do "more with less." Ansible is an open-source automation tool for managing your configuration, provisioning, and change management. We start with orchestration and change management fundamentals then move to how Ansible works. After building our test environment, we then move to more practical examples and features that Ansible provides. By the end of the course, you will be able to run ad-hoc commands across all your systems, write playbooks, and create roles using the hundreds of modules that come with Ansible. While this course was recorded with Ansible v1.5, all commands should work up to 1.9, though some were deprecated in 1.8

About the author

After leaving the US Navy as an Interior Communications Technician, Aaron started his career in IT. Over the last 16 years, Aaron has worked in many aspects of IT including desktop, servers, messaging, virtualization, datacenter operations, and programming. Over the last 13 years, he has developed a passion for networking and continues that passion with SDN and automation systems. He currently holds a position as a Solutions Architect at Extrahop Networks where we builds creative solutions for c... more

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