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Dive Into Ansible – From Beginner to Expert in Ansible

Dive Into Ansible, Learn Ansible/DevOps/Automation, *Latest Ansible Version (2022 v5.x) + Full Lab Included!*
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 7h 38m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs. Designed for multi-tier deployments since day one, Ansible models your IT infrastructure by describing how all of your systems inter-relate, rather than just managing one system at a time.
This professional video course on Ansible guides the user through a multitude of topics in order to understand and professionally master Ansible. It aims to help you master Ansible while tackling and learning multiple topics. It starts with Ansible’s architecture and how to provide effective scalable automation.  Further, we look into Ansible modules and playbooks with YAML syntax and execute it. Next you will get to know about advanced Ansible playbooks, and even structure them. You will learn to use Ansible with cloud services and containers and provision it with AWS and Docker. Finally, you will master troubleshooting, validating, and testing with Ansible.

March 2022 Update:

Course Introduction Update – Meet the Instructor!
Minor corrections across all content where external references have changed
Subtitles/Closed Captions created for all lessons
Google Cloud Shell Lab Instructions (run the lab using the Free Tier of Google Cloud Shell)

February 2022 Update:

Ansible lab updated to 5.3.0
Ansible Lab environment and Docker containers now available as Opensource

January 2022 Update:

All course content refreshed and updated!  Improved visuals throughout as well as convenient on-screen QR codes for external resources (allowing you to quickly access with a phone/tablet).  Refreshed links and fixes/corrections for minor changes.  Introduction of the Ansible Gym learning challenges.

Updated to use the new V5 release of Ansible.

December 2021 Update:

Course lab can now be run from Google Cloudshell using a free Google account

June 2021 Update:

Updated to use the new V4 release of Ansible.

April 2021 Update:

Updated to use the new V3 release of Ansible.

The lab environment as well as supporting Windows/Mac & Linux on x86 based system, now also supports ARM architectures, therefore allowing the course to be run on the new Mac M1 architecture (requires the supported version of Docker Desktop) and Raspberry Pi 4’s.

December 2020 Update:
The course has received a major revamp and a brand new version has been released known as Dive Into Ansible, replacing the previous edition of Mastering Ansible.  As an existing subscriber, you automatically receive this brand new version at no extra cost.

I’ve listened to all of your feedback and the new version brings with it some exciting updates.  In particular –

•All of the course, has been updated to the very latest version of Ansible, which at this time is 2.10

•Python 3, is used as standard throughout the course

•The lab experience has been enhanced significantly. We’ve moved away from the Virtualbox based Virtual Machines and the lab runs entirely as containers in Docker! The lab can be launched with a single command and all systems, are now also accessible from your web browser!

•Hands on exercises


•A playbook project where we launch a website with a special easter egg, an Ansible themed game known as ‘Playbook Stacker’
About the Author:

James Spurin is an IT professional with over 20 years working in a variety of technology fields including internet technologies,  automation, software development, storage, and Unix administration. He  holds an MSc with Distinction in Computer Science, Software Engineering  from Liverpool University.
Professionally he has worked for a variety of major organizations including Dell EMC, Goldman Sachs, Nomura, and Virgin Internet. He is an active contributor to opensource software and is the creator and maintainer of XML Dataset, a Python library featured on the awesome Python list for parsing XML data.  He is also a contributor to many opensource projects including Ansible!

You will learn

✓ Understand Ansible Modules. The structure of Ansible Playbooks, the Creation and Execution of Ansible Playbooks, Ansible Facts, and Jinja2 Templating
✓ Advanced Topics – BuiltIn Modules, Dynamic Inventories, Parallel Looping, Conditionals, Task Delegation, Magic Variables, Vault, Creating Modules and Plugins
✓ Structuring Ansible playbooks: Includes, Roles, Tags
✓ Use Ansible with cloud services and containers, AWS, and Docker
✓ Troubleshooting with Ansible
✓ Using Ansible for validation and testing (and best practices)


• This video is for those who wish to learn and master Ansible to facilitate scalable orchestration, DevOps and Automation

This course is for

• This video is for those who wish to learn and master Ansible to facilitate scalable orchestration, DevOps and Automation
A highly skilled professional with over 15 years of industry experience and 25 years of IT experience.A vast technical knowledge spanning a multitude of areas including Software Development, Storage Engineering, Linux, Kubernetes, Databases, Middleware, DevOps, Cloud, Containers, Virtualisation and the implementation and management of Internet Protocols and Technologies. My ethos is to utilise technologies to work smarter, where viable providing automation, scalability, auditing, accountability, resilience and reliability.
Developer of the open source ‘XML Dataset’ library, facilitating rapid development when using XML with Python. Featured on the Awesome Python list.
Author of the Mastering Ansible video course.
Maintainer of Personal Docker Container Project for Hexo.
Vast experience in software development with full stack integration and source code management. Experience in developing solutions for API gateways, automation, housekeeping, migration and day to day management. Highly proficient in Python development with experience of other languages that includes – HTML, Javascript, Golang, Modern Perl, C, C++ and Shell Scripting.

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 7h 38m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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