Skill Up Card - Course Bundles

Save up to €4,145 per delegate.

skill up card image - Nexus Human

Introduction to Ansible: Automation with Ansible (TTDV7580)

4.6 out of 5 rating

Jump to dates


3 Days

18 CPD hours

About this course

This is an Introductory level course for experienced Linux system administrators, DevOps engineers, infrastructure automation engineers, and systems design engineers. Ideally students should have familiarity with basic Python scripting. Attendees without programming skills can follow along with the scripting portion of the labs.


This course is approximately 50% hands-on, combining expert lecture, real-world demonstrations and group discussions with machine-based practical labs and exercises. Working in a hands-on learning environment led by our expert practitioner attendees will explore how to:
Describe Ansible concepts and install Red Hat Ansible Engine (optional – we can pre-install is as well if desired, depending on the audience)
Deploy Ansible and 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


This lab-intensive course is geared toward those responsible for automation of configuration management; consistent and repeatable application deployment; provisioning and deployment of development, testing, and production servers; and integration with DevOps CI/CD workflows. Throughout the course you will explore core Ansible features such as automatic provisioning, configuration management, service deployment and operational processes.

Ansible Overview
  • Overview of Architecture
  • Overview of Deployments
  • Inventory
Deploying Ansible
  • Installing
  • Configuration Files
  • Running Ad Hoc Commands
  • Dynamic Inventory
  • Writing YAML Files
  • Modules
Variables and Inclusions
  • Variables
  • Facts
  • Inclusions
Task Control
  • Constructing Flow Control
  • Handlers
  • Tags
  • Handling Errors
Jinja2 Templates
  • Jinja2 Templates
  • Jinja2 Templates
  • Role Structure
  • Creating Roles
  • Deploying Roles with Ansible Galaxy
Optimizing Ansible
  • Configuring Connection Types
  • Configuring Delegation
  • Configuring Parallelism
Ansible Vault
  • Configuring Ansible Vault
  • Executing with Ansible Vault
Troubleshooting Ansible
  • Troubleshooting Playbooks
  • Troubleshooting Managed Hosts
Ansible Tower
  • Ansible Tower overview
  • Installing
  • Account management
  • Hosts
  • Jobs
Optional: Ansible in a DevOps Environment
  • Provisioning Vagrant Machines
  • Deploying Vagrant in a DevOps Environment
  • Deploying Docker in a DevOps Environment
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans Introduction to Ansible: Automation with Ansible (TTDV7580) training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the Introduction to Ansible: Automation with Ansible (TTDV7580) course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

What people say about us

Find out more about this course

Interested in alternative dates? Would like to book a private session of this course for your company? Or for any other queries please simply fill out the form below.