Microsoft Windows Automation with Red Hat Ansible (DO417)

 5 Days
Delivery Methods
 VILT    Private Group

In this course, you will gain the insight to automate administration on Windows Server to empower your DevOps workflow. If you are a Windows Server professional without previous Ansible® experience this course will be of great benefit. You will leverage Ansible to write automation playbooks for Microsoft Windows systems to perform common system administration tasks reproducibly at scale. You will also gain advantage with Red Hat® Ansible Tower to securely manage and run your Ansible playbooks from a central web-based user interface. This course is based on Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8, Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.5, and Windows Server 2016 and 2019.


Upcoming Class Dates and Times

Sep 27  - Oct 01, 2021
10:00AM - 4:00PM Central
5 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Oct 18  - Oct 22, 2021
10:00AM - 4:00PM Central
5 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Nov 08  - Nov 12, 2021
10:00AM - 4:00PM Central
5 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Dec 06  - Dec 10, 2021
10:00AM - 4:00PM Central
5 Days
Virtual Instructor Led

Who Should Attend

Windows Server administrators interested in automating management tasks and in using automation tools to implement their DevOps workflow.

Course Objectives

  • Configure Microsoft Windows systems to be managed with Ansible.
  • Create and manage inventories of managed hosts and provide credentials to manage them to Red Hat Ansible Tower.
  • Write Ansible playbooks to consistently automate multiple tasks and apply them to managed hosts.
  • Run individual ad hoc automation tasks and complex playbooks from Red Hat Ansible Tower.
  • Create survey forms in Red Hat Ansible Tower to simplify playbook operation.
  • Parameterize playbooks using variables and facts.
  • Write and reuse existing Ansible roles to simplify playbook creation and reuse code.
  • Leverage existing PowerShell DSC code to extend the power of Ansible automation.
  • Automate common Windows Server system administration tasks using Ansible.


1 - Introduction to Red Hat Ansible Automation
2 - Run simple automation commands
3 - Implement Ansible playbooks
4 - Manage variables and facts
5 - Install and update software
6 - Implement task control
7 - Deploy files to managed hosts
8 - Interact with users and domains
9 - Automate Windows automation tasks
10 - Manage large projects
11 - Construct Ansible Tower workflows

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