April 14, 2022

Technical workshop: Automation with Ansible

WORDS BY   Jasna Simončič

POSTED IN    IT Automation


This post was originally published on the XLAB blog.

Managing dynamic IT environments is no longer possible without IT automation, which frees IT teams from repetitive tasks, increases productivity and efficiency, reduces the chance of errors, and allows you to do much more with the resources you have.

Among the multitude of automation tools, Red Hat Ansible stands out for its power and ease of use, quickly simplifying the management of even the most complex structures. Ansible is an open-source tool that can be used to automate virtually anything - from provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, and orchestration, to security.

The biggest advantage of Ansible is that you don’t need programming skills to use it, because it uses an easy-to-read, natural automation language that both humans and computers can understand. Since Ansible does not use agents, you can remotely install software and change system settings without having to install anything on the systems you control, reducing the load on servers and optimising resource usage.

Want to know more about Ansible? Join us for a free beginner’s level technical workshop on Ansible Automation and see what Ansible is, what it can do, explore use cases, and learn how to use it with the help of experts. Register here to gain hands-on experience and knowledge to use Ansible on your own.

Who is this workshop best for?

The workshop is intended for system administrators and DevOps, network and security systems engineers who have no experience with Ansible. The workshop will demonstrate the use of Ansible using Linux as an example.

What will you learn?

  • What is the Ansible Automation Platform?
  • What can it do?
  • How it works
    • Overview of public cloud provisioning
    • Converting shell commands into Ansible commands
    • Retrieving information from hosts
    • Deploying applications at scale
    • Self-service IT via surveys
    • Overview of System Roles for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

When and where?

12 May 2022, from 9.00 to 13.00

XLAB d.o.o., Tehnološki park, Pot za Brdom 100, Ljubljana