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Red Hat System Administration III: Linux Automation (RH294)

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  • Overview

    Learn how to automate Linux system administration tasks with Ansible

    Red Hat System Administration III: Linux Automation (RH294) is designed for Linux system administrators and developers who need to automate provisioning, configuration, application deployment, and orchestration. You will learn how to install and configure Ansible® on a management workstation; prepare managed hosts for automation; write Ansible Playbooks to automate tasks; and run playbooks to ensure servers are correctly deployed and configured.

    This course is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 8 and Red Hat® Ansible® Engine 2.8.

    Course content summary

    • Install Ansible / Red Hat Ansible Engine on control nodes.
    • Create and update inventories of managed hosts and manage connections to them.
    • 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.
  • Who Should Take This Course

    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

     

    Prerequisites

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

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Understand network port security and link aggregation
    • Understand iSCSI initiator and target configuration
    • Understand DNS troubleshooting and caching name server
    • Provide NFS and SMB file servers
    • Understand Apache HTTPD web server management
    • Understand MariaDB SQL database configuration
    • Understand Postfix SMTP nullclient for servers
    • Use Bash scripting for automation
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Introduce Ansible
    Describe Ansible concepts and install Red Hat Ansible Engine.

    Deploy Ansible
    Configure Ansible to manage hosts and run ad hoc Ansible commands.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Troubleshoot Ansible
    Troubleshoot playbooks and managed hosts.

    Automate Linux administration tasks
    Automate common Linux system administration tasks with Ansible.

  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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