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Ansible configuration management course

Ansible is a configuration management tool like Puppet, Chef, CFEngine and others. But Ansible works without the concept of a master/slave setup and it is very easy to learn, setup and use. The ease of use has absolutely no influence on the available power. With Ansible it is easy to install and configure software, maintain user accounts etc. Read more >>>

Target audience

  • Linux/UNIX system managers who want to use Ansible as a configuration management tool.
  • Devops engineers who want to use Ansible for a complete environment deployment.
Duration: 2 days        Register now
Price € 1050,- plus VAT       


Currently scheduled course dates are:

19,20 Mar 2018   Utrecht fully booked  
14,15 May 2018   Utrecht

Register for this course: "Ansible configuration management".

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Configuration management

This course provides an introduction into configuration management in general, and a deeper insight of the Ansible configuration management tool. The Ansible basics will be covered. At the end of the course you will be able to understand and write your own "plays", "playbooks" and "roles".

When the number of systems to manage is growing, a point will be reached where managing these systems by hand is not feasible anymore. This is the moment to introduce configuration management. Ansible is an easy to learn, but very powerful tool to manage a large number of systems, without much effort.

The course teacher has contributed to the Ansible code base, and he is a member of the 'Ansible Ambassador Group'.

Prerequisite knowledge

Although Ansible is written in Python, knowledge of the Python programming language is not required. Knowledge of the Linux or UNIX operating system is needed. Experience with system management is definitely an advantage.

This prerequisite knowledge can be obtained via our "Linux UNIX part 1" course followed by the course "Linux application administration" (in Dutch language) or the courses in our LPIC-certification program.

Technical content of the course

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to configuration management
  • Introduction to Ansible: installation, modules, inventory
  • Playbooks: variables, host and groep variables, selection criteria, loops, facts, examples
  • Templates: template structure, template roll-out, examples
  • Roles: roles in generale, roles in playbooks, conditional roles
  • Various: debugging, delegation, extra resources

Not covered in this course:

  • The Ansible Tower interface


Course attendees receive the following documentation: A student pack with copies of the presentations, lab exercises, answers to the exercises, and background information.


Shortly after the course the student will receive a certificate as a proof of participation.

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