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Configuration Management with Puppet
Automation with Ansible

DO405: Configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts in DevOps environment using Puppet.
DO407: Learn to write and manage Ansible playbooks and automate system administration tools.

DO405 Configuration Management with Puppet

Configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts in DevOps environment using Puppet

Configuration Management with Puppet (DO405) is designed for system administrators and cloud administrators who intend to implement Puppet as integrated with Red Hat® products in an operations environment or a cloud computing environment.

This course is on Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 7 and Red Hat Satellite 6.

Course Overview

This course will cover case studies involving Red Hat products that use Puppet: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack® Platform and Red Hat Satellite. Key Puppet concepts will be introduced, including language constructs, modules, classes, and resources. This course will cover the deployment of Puppet server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the deployment of Puppet as a client.

Course content summary

  • Write Puppet manifests that utilize a variety of Puppet DSL resources.
  • Deploy a GIT repository and use it to maintain Puppet modules.
  • Write Puppet modules that deploy and configure network services.
  • Configure a Puppet master and client nodes.
  • Implement Puppet configuration management in a DevOps environment.
  • Use Red Hat Satellite 6 to manage client configurations with Puppet.

Audience and prerequisites

Audience for this course

  • System administrators and cloud administrators responsible for the management of systems and cloud client systems on either Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform or Red Hat Satellite

Prerequisites for this course

  • Have received an Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification or have equivalent experience

Outline for this course

  • Introduction to the course.
  • Identify system administration functions in Puppet code.
  • Describe the Puppet architecture and describe a state model.
  • Build, validate, and deploy a Puppet manifest.
  • Find documentation and diagnose errors in Puppet manifests.
  • Implement Git to manage software.
  • View information about systems using Facter.
  • Create Puppet modules and implement classes in a manifest.
  • Implement namespaces, relationships, and dependencies in a Puppet module.
  • Implement variables and conditionals in a Puppet module.
  • Identify advanced system administration functions in Puppet code.
  • Deploy and configure a Puppet master and a Puppet client.
  • Implement Puppet modules from Puppet Forge. 
  • Implement Puppet in a DevOps environment.
  • Implement Puppet in a Red Hat Satellite 6 environment.

DO407 Automation with Ansible

Learn to write and manage Ansible playbooks and automate system administration tools

Automation with Ansible (DO407) is designed for system administrators who are intending to use Ansible for automation, configuration, and management. Learn how to install and configure Ansible, create and run playbooks to configure systems, and learn to manage inventories.

This course is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.

Course overview

Through hands-on labs, students will learn to automate system administration tasks on managed hosts with Ansible, learn how to write Ansible playbooks to standardize task execution, centrally manage playbooks and schedule recurring execution through a web interface with Ansible Tower. Students will also learn to manage encryption for Ansible with Ansible Vault, deploy Ansible Tower and use it to manage systems, and use Ansible in a DevOps environment with Vagrant.

Course content summary

  • Install and troubleshoot Ansible on central nodes and managed hosts
  • Use Ansible to run ad-hoc commands and playbooks to automate tasks
  • Write effective Ansible playbooks
  • Protect encrypted data needed for tasks with Ansible Vault
  • Use Ansible Tower to more easily manage enterprise Ansible deployments
  • Work with Ansible in conjunction with Vagrant in a DevOps environment

Audience and prerequisites

  • System and cloud administrators who need to automate cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and other IT needs.

Prerequisites for this course

  • Have basic Red Hat Enterprise Linux administration skills or have a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification is recommended.

Outline for this course

  • Introduce and review the course.
  • Describe the terminology and architecture of Ansible.
  • Install Ansible and run ad hoc commands.
  • Write Ansible plays and execute a playbook.
  • Describe variable scope and precedence, manage variables and facts in a play, and manage inclusions.
  • Manage task control, handlers, and tags in Ansible playbooks.
  • Implement a Jinja2 template.
  • Create and manage roles.
  • Configure connection types, delegations, and parallelism.
  • Manage encryption with Ansible Vault.
  • Troubleshoot the Ansible control machine and managed nodes.
  • Implement Ansible Tower.
  • Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment using Vagrant.
  • Review tasks from the Automation with Ansible course.

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