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Ansible Essentials – Level 2


Duration: 2 Days


With the advent of Cloud Computing, Resource Provisioning (Launching servers etc.) has become fast. However, Configuration Management of Cloud Servers still remains a bottleneck. Ansible is the tool, which fills the gap and makes resource management very agile.

This 2 days course covers the concepts of Configuration Management Tool, Ansible in specific. As part of this course, you will execute labs with some exercises that will give you a good balance of both theory & labs. You’ll learn about the concepts of Ansible Playbooks, Modules, Roles, Variables, Vault & Tower. You will also learn to use Ansible Master to manage the configuration while working with large fleet of machines.

Why you need to attend this course?

  • To automate provisioning of resources in an efficient way
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  • To automate provisioning of resources in an efficient way
  • To accelerate configurtion management
  • To make DevOps simple
  • To implement Delivery Pipeline
  • To overcome complexity of manually configuring the machines
  • To increase accountablity and compliance in Configuration Management

Who Should Attend

  • IT Professionals who want to get started with a DevOps tool
  • System Admins who are managing large scale server fleet & wants to bring in automation to their fleet
  • IT Professionals who are using on-premise or cloud servers for their application & want to reduce the time it takes to configure these servers before they can use it
  • IT Architects who want to learn about configuration automation & want to have hands-on experience on Ansible
  • System Administrators who want to manage cloud servers and networks without doing it manually
  • Decision makers who want to evaluate Ansible for their companies


  • Hands-on experience on any Linux distribution
  • Familiarity with IT environment & server administration for at least 6 months
  • Working knowledge of Bash scripting / Python

Course Outline

    1. Introduction to Ansible
      • What is Ansible?
      • Ansible vs other tools
      • Ansible Architecture
    2. Setup and Configuration
      • Installation
      • Managing Ansible Configuration File
      • Inventory

      Lab: Deploy Ansible

    3. Ansible Playbook
      • Introduction to YAML
      • YAML Examples
      • Ansible Modules
      • Playbook

      Lab: Deploy Ansible

    4. Ansible Variables
      • Variables
      • Ansible Facts
      • Inclusions
      • Basic Error Handling

      Lab: Managing Variables, Facts and Inclusions

    5. Jinja2 Templates
      • Jinja2 Templates
      • Implementing Jinja2 Templates

      Lab: Implementing Jinja2 Templates

    6. Ansible Roles
      • Roles
      • Role Structure
      • Creating Role
      • Role Based Tasks
      • Ansible Galaxy

      Lab: Implementing Roles

    7. Ansible Vault
      • Configuring Ansible Vault
      • Executing Ansible Vault

      Lab: Implementing Ansible Vault

    8. Ansible Tower
      • Ansible Tower
      • Deployment using Ansible Tower
      • Managing Ansible Tower

      Lab: Implementing Ansible Tower

About The Trainer

Abhishek Padadale
Sr. Cloud Solutions Engineer, CloudThat Technologies

Abhishek has various certifications to his credit such as Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Configuration Management with Puppet, Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Ansible Automation, Red Hat Certified System Administrator, Red Hat Certified Engineer and Red Hat Certified OpenStack Administrator. He has many years of work experience  in IT industry including more than 4 years of experience in Cloud domain. He has worked with many Linux distributions such as RHEL, CentOS and Ubuntu. He is Passionate about Linux and Open Source technologies.

Abhishek is also an Amazon Certified Solutions Architect with experience in deploying and handling large scale Linux based Data Analytics clusters on Amazon Web Services (AWS). He has deployed and managed web servers with very high traffic.

At CloudThat, he architects, designs, implements and maintains highly available and fault tolerant, real-time Pentaho based Business Analytics Software on a clustered environment on AWS involving Multiple AWS services.




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