Configuration Management Training in Charleston

Configuration Management Training in Charleston
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Configuration Management Course Events - Charleston

Code Name Venue Duration Course Date PHP Course Price [Remote / Classroom]
itasaltstack IT Automation with Saltstack SC, Charleston - Faber Center 14 hours Mon, Feb 6 2017, 9:30 am $3550 / $5350
ansibleautointro Introduction to Ansible Automation SC, Charleston - Faber Center 7 hours Mon, Feb 6 2017, 9:30 am $1850 / $3150
ansiblecm Managing Configuration with Ansible SC, Charleston - Faber Center 21 hours Tue, Feb 7 2017, 9:30 am $4500 / $6800
itasaltstack IT Automation with Saltstack SC, Charleston - Faber Center 14 hours Thu, May 4 2017, 9:30 am $3550 / $5350
ansibleautointro Introduction to Ansible Automation SC, Charleston - Faber Center 7 hours Thu, May 4 2017, 9:30 am $1850 / $3150
ansiblecm Managing Configuration with Ansible SC, Charleston - Faber Center 21 hours Tue, May 23 2017, 9:30 am $4500 / $6800
itasaltstack IT Automation with Saltstack SC, Charleston - Faber Center 14 hours Mon, Jun 26 2017, 9:30 am $3550 / $5350
ansibleautointro Introduction to Ansible Automation SC, Charleston - Faber Center 7 hours Tue, Jun 27 2017, 9:30 am $1850 / $3150
ansiblecm Managing Configuration with Ansible SC, Charleston - Faber Center 21 hours Tue, Jul 18 2017, 9:30 am $4500 / $6800

Course Outlines

Code Name Duration Outline
itasaltstack IT Automation with Saltstack 14 hours

Saltstack (Salt for short) is open source software developed to automate the configuration of server systems. During this course you will learn how to centrally administer and manage multiple server environments.

The course will be a good mixture of presentations, examples and lab exercises so that you can immediately apply what you have learnt.

Salt overview

  • The goal of SaltStack
  • Architectural overview of remote execution
  • Salt states
  • Grains
  • Pillar
  • Jinja2 and the virtual mechanism

Introduction to YAML

  • Literals, scalars
  • Sequences, mappings
  • Examples

Installation of Salt

  • Installation on Ubuntu
  • Differences between salt-common, salt-minion and salt-master
  • Installation on Amazon EC2

Salt command line basics

  • Anatomy of a salt command
  • Output formatting in JSON
  • The jq tool

Targeting minions

  • Globbing
  • Regular expressions
  • List matching
  • IP matching
  • Grains matching
  • Compound matcing
  • Examples and exercises

States

  • Package management
  • Services
  • Highstate
  • Exercises, examples

Templating

  • Jinja2 introduction
  • For loop, assignments, escaping
  • Templating with Jinja2 in Salt, examples

Pillar

  • Secure storage
  • VNC password deployment example

Other interesting SaltStack concepts

  • Environments
  • salt-cloud
  • Orchestration
  • Integration with Docker
ansiblecm Managing Configuration with Ansible 21 hours

This course has been created to system administrators who want to automate system and application configuration management with Ansible.

This course focuses mostly on Linux/Unix servers.

Introduction to Ansible

  • Very brief history and reason for development of Ansible
  • Brief comparison with Saltstack and others
  • Benefits and limitations of using Ansible

Quick Examples

  • Deploying configuration of Apache server
  • Managing changes in the configuration

Playbooks

  • Roles
  • Inclusion
  • Variables
  • Filters
  • Conditionals
  • Loops
  • Accelerated Mode
  • Asynchronous Actions
  • Pooling
  • Dry Run
  • Delegation, Roling Updates and Local Actions
  • Error Handling
  • Lookups
  • Prompts
  • Tags
  • Vault
  • Running playbooks interactively

Dealing with Modules

  • Installing Modules
  • Overview of commonly used modules

Other

  • Ansible Galaxy
  • Testing Strategies
  • YAML Syntax
ansibleautointro Introduction to Ansible Automation 7 hours

Ansible solves the problem: "We've got the server configuration we want, we've put in the time figuring it out; now how to we automate all that?"

The Essentials of Configuration and Deployment

  • What we can do with Ansible
  • Our goals before, and our goals now

Setting Up

  • Configuration
  • Inventory
  • Playbooks
    • Roles, Plays, And Tasks
    • Variables and Modules

Best Practices, and the Future

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