Configuration Management Using Ansible on Windows

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Configuration Management Using Ansible on Windows

Authors: JP Toto, Red Hat

These courses delve into using Ansible on Windows. On top of the amazing functionality Ansible has for working with Linux systems, you can take what you know and then apply it to... Read more

What you will learn

  • Installing Ansible on Windows
  • Setting up Ansible connections
  • Implementing Ansible inventory and host files
  • Managing infrastructure with Ansible playbooks and Ansible roles
  • Implementing an Ansible static inventory in Ansible Tower
  • Configuring and running playbooks for Windows in Ansible Tower
  • Leveraging advanced playbook features
  • Working with Active Directory domains
  • Installing and updating software with Ansible playbooks
  • Obtaining and leveraging roles from Ansible Galaxy
  • Creating custom roles for Windows hosts
  • Managing systems using Ansible to run PowerShell DSC resources

Pre-requisites

Viewers should have experience working with Configuration Management principles as well as the general principles of DevOps tools and methodologies. It’s also recommended that you should be familiar with Ansible on Linux

Configuration Management Using Ansible on Windows

These courses delve into using Ansible on Windows. On top of the amazing functionality Ansible has for working with Linux systems, you can take what you know and then apply it to Windows systems. These courses get you up and running with Ansible on Windows, starting with installation and finishing up with integrating Ansible and PowerShell DSC. By the end of this series, you’ll be able to make use of Ansible to optimize your Windows systems with automation.

Getting Started with Ansible on Windows

by JP Toto

Jan 30, 2020 / 1h 19m

1h 19m

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Description

Managing servers on a Windows network with no tooling can be difficult and tedious, and trying to manually make changes consistently across a network of dozens or hundreds of servers on an Active Directory domain will invariably lead to mistakes. In this course, Getting Started with Ansible on Windows, you will see example scenarios from the role of DevOps Administrator at Globomantics corporation. First, you'll learn about Ansible modules and why they're important. Next, you will explore how to write Ansible playbooks to fully configure your web and database application servers. Finally, you will discover how to write Ansible roles to organize your code into manageable and predictable collections. By the end of this course, you will know how to use Ansible to fully automate the configuration and deployment of the application servers in a consistent, repeatable process.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Explaining Ansible Concepts and Installing
  3. Implementing Ansible Inventory
  4. Writing Ansible Playbooks
  5. Writing Ansible Roles

Ansible on Windows Fundamentals

by Red Hat

Apr 15, 2020 / 2h 1m

2h 1m

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Description

Learn how to use Ansible to automate management tasks on Linux-based computer systems. You will learn how to write Ansible Playbooks and run them using command line tools to deploy, manage, and confirm the correct configuration of networked servers. You will use fundamental features of Ansible to automate tasks in a repeatable and highly scalable manner.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introducing Ansible Automation for Windows
  3. Preparing Hosts for Automation
  4. Automating Tasks with Ansible Playbooks
  5. Controlling Task Execution
  6. Reusing Automation Code
  7. Examples of Windows Automation Tasks
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