Ansible AWX Fundamentals for DevOps Automation Training Course

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21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)


  • Experience with Linux system administration and command line
  • Basic understanding of YAML programming syntax
  • Comprehension of IT infrastructure and processes
  • Familiarity with Ansible platform
  • Proficiency in any programming language


  • DevOps Engineers
  • Developers
  • Project Managers


Ansible is a software platform by Red Hat that can be employed to automate development (Dev) and operations (Ops) tasks. Red Hat offers the open-source solution, Ansible AWX, for better control over applications that are designed and built through Ansible's platform. It is the project from which Red Hat Ansible Tower is derived, making it a fast-paced architecture optimal for flexible teams. With Ansible AWX's web-based interface and automation tools, it can support IT processes in small to mid-scale software development environments.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at DevOps engineers, developers, and project managers who wish to efficiently execute preprogrammed functions and administer software development workflows using the powerful RESTful API of Ansible AWX.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure Ansible AWX on their preferred software development environment.
  • Understand the DevOps principles and concepts foundational to Ansible AWX.
  • Utilize  AWX's automation tools to enhance workflows and facilitate DevOps processes.
  • Integrate AWX with external resources to leverage its features and collaborate with teams.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline


Installing and Configuring Ansible AWX

  • System requirements for Ansible AWX

Overview of Ansible AWX Features and Architecture

  • Ansible AWX v.s. Red Hat Ansible Tower
  • DevOps concepts applied in Ansible AWX

Overview of Ansible AWX Command Line Interface

  • Familiarizing with AWX HTTP API structure
  • Basic parsing and output emission with AWX CLI
  • Introduction to AWX CLI automation tasks and feature support

Getting Started with AWX Resources and Environment Setup

  • Manipulating AWX resource actions and global options

Authenticating with Ansible AWX and Utilizing OAuth2.0 Tokens

  • Tokens v.s. session-based authentication
  • Generating, printing, and employing token values in AWX CLI

Configuring OAuth2.0 Applications and Scoping OAuth2.0 Tokens

  • Use cases for session authentication

Formatting AWX Outputs and Configuring Default CLI Settings

  • Working with YAML and tabular output formats
  • Customizing outputs with JSON processor
  • Colorizing outputs with ANSI color nodes

Creating Credentials and Inventories with Ansible AWX

  • Assigning permissions and delegating automated rules

Extending Ansible AWX to Ansible Playbook Parameters

  • Tracking Ansible Playbook logs and navigating the AWX dashboard

Setting Up Projects and Job Templates with Ansible AWX

  • Creating a new project from a GitHub repository
  • Generating and launching a job template
  • Scheduling the run-time of single or chained job templates
  • Running and monitoring Ansible Playbook outputs
  • Updating job templates with Ansible AWX CLI

Working with SSH Keys in Ansible AWX

  • Importing and exporting additional AWX resources

Automating Workflows and Basic Tasks with AWX and Ansible API

  • Implementing RESTful API convention in AWX
  • Utilizing AWX API tools and executing automation methods

Scraping and Testing Metrics in Ansible AWX API

Managing Information Sharing Functions and Maintaining AWX Security

  • Implementing advanced authentication setups

Backing Up and Restoring AWX

Troubleshooting Ansible AWX and Reviewing Logs

Summary and Conclusion



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