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DO457 - Network Automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

  • Length 4 days
  • Price  $5236 inc GST
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Why study this course

Network Automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform (DO457) is designed for network administrators or infrastructure automation engineers who want to use network automation to centrally manage the switches, routers, and other devices in the organization's network infrastructure. Learn how to use Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to remotely automate the configuration of network devices, test and validate the current network state, and perform compliance checks to detect and correct configuration drift.

This course is based on Red Hat® Ansible Automation Platform 2.3

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What you’ll learn

As a result of attending this course, you should be able to:

  • Use Red Hat Ansible Automation for Networking to write Ansible playbooks

  • Launch playbooks to manage the routers, switches, and other devices in your network infrastructure

  • Gain experience with using Ansible to automate several common use cases

  • Have a basic understanding of how to write playbooks that can target devices made by different network hardware vendors supported by Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for network administrators, network automation engineers, and infrastructure automation engineers who want to learn how to use Ansible to automate the administration, deployment, and configuration management of the network infrastructure of their organisation or enterprise.

Course subjects

Introducing Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Describe the fundamental concepts of Ansible and how it is used, and install development tools from Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Implementing an Ansible Playbook
Create an inventory of managed nodes, write a simple Ansible Playbook, and run the playbook to automate tasks on those nodes

Managing and Running Playbooks
Manage automation code in version control and run Ansible Playbooks from a centrally managed automation controller

Managing Variables and Facts
Write playbooks that use variables to simplify management of the playbook and facts to reference information about managed nodes

Implementing Task Control
Manage task control and task errors in Ansible Playbooks

Simplifying Playbooks with Roles and Ansible Content Collections
Use Ansible Roles and Ansible Content Collections to develop playbooks more quickly and to reuse Ansible code

Automating Network Automation Tasks
Automate common network administration tasks, discussing recommended practices and approaches to cross-vendor automation

Comprehensive Review
Demonstrate skills learned in this course by installing, optimising, and configuring Ansible for the management of network devices and infrastructure


  • Take the free assessment to gauge whether this offering is the best fit for your skills

  • Experience with network administration, including a solid understanding of TCP/IP, routers, and managed switches

  • Familiarity with managing network devices from the command line, preferably with one or more of Cisco IOS, IOS XR, or NX-OS; Juniper Junos; or Arista EOS

  • Knowledge equivalent to Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) or better is recommended

  • Prior Ansible knowledge is not required


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