Red Hat® Enterprise Linux Automation with Ansible


Red Hat® Enterprise Linux Automation with Ansible

Learn how to automate Linux® system administration tasks with Ansible®

Red Hat® System Administration III: Linux® Automation with Ansible® (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.

Impact on the organization

IT automation is key to managing large numbers of systems and applications efficiently and consistently at scale. This course develops the skills needed to efficiently operate and more easily scale the organization''s dynamic IT infrastructure, accelerate application time to value, and rapidly adapt and implement needed innovation through DevOps practices.

Red Hat® has created this course in a way intended to benefit customers, but each company and infrastructure is unique, and actual results or benefits may vary.

Impact on the individual

As a result of attending this course, you should be able to use Ansible® for the purpose of automation, configuration, and management. 

You should be able to demonstrate these skills:

  • Install and configure Ansible® or Red Hat® Ansible® Engine on a control node.
  • Create and manage inventories of managed hosts, as well as prepare them for Ansible® automation.
  • Run individual ad hoc automation tasks from the command line.
  • Write Ansible® Playbooks to consistently automate multiple tasks and apply them to managed hosts.
  • Parameterize playbooks using variables and facts, and protect sensitive data with Ansible® Vault.
  • Write and reuse existing Ansible® roles to simplify playbook creation and reuse code.
  • Automate common Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® system administration tasks using Ansible®.

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


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

Recommended Next Exam or Course:

  • Red Hat® Certified Engineer (RHCE®) exam on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 8 (EX294)
  • Advanced Automation: Ansible® Best Practices (DO447)

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®.

Note: Course outline is subject to change with technology advances and as the nature of the underlying job evolves. For questions or confirmation on a specific objective or topic, contact one of our training specialists.

Upcoming Classes

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