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DO417 – Microsoft Windows Automation with Red Hat Ansible

  • Length 4 days
  • Price $5007.20 inc GST
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Why study this course

Learn how to automate administration on Windows Server to enable your DevOps workflow.

This course is designed for Windows Server professionals without previous Ansible® or Linux® experience. You will use Ansible to write automation playbooks for Microsoft Windows systems to perform common system administration tasks reproducibly at scale. You will also learn to use Red Hat® Ansible Tower to securely manage and run your Ansible playbooks from a central web-based user interface.

Ansible offers a powerful tool to automate tasks across both Windows and Linux platforms to accelerate implementations, manage complex deployments and enable DevOps pipelines. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform allows Windows teams to use the same simple, powerful, and agentless automation framework that Linux and network operations and development staff are already using. Ansible brings the ease and simplicity of human-readable Ansible Playbooks and roles to Windows by leveraging standard Windows tools such as Windows PowerShell and WinRM.

The approach taken by this course does not just leverage Ansible but includes key components provided by Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. The most successful Windows deployments have used the approach taught in this training offering, integrating Ansible automation with version control and the web-based UI and other capabilities of Red Hat Ansible Tower.

This course is based on Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8, Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.5, and Windows Server 2016 and 2019.

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What you’ll learn

You will write and run Windows automation tasks using Red Hat Ansible Automation in a Windows environment. You will perform common administrative tasks, write Ansible projects from your Windows workstation, store the history of all changes in a Git-based version control system, and run and troubleshoot those tasks from the web interface of Red Hat Ansible Tower.

Effective use of Red Hat Ansible Automation for the Windows IT infrastructure helps improve operational agility while ensuring necessary security, consistency, and repeatability of management operations. In conjunction with training on Linux and network automation from Red Hat, cross-platform automation solutions managed from a single pane of glass become feasible.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for Windows Server administrators interested in automating management tasks and in using automation tools to implement their DevOps workflow.

Course subjects

  • Configure Microsoft Windows systems to be managed with Ansible

  • Create and manage inventories of managed hosts and provide credentials to manage them to Red Hat Ansible Tower

  • Write Ansible playbooks to consistently automate multiple tasks and apply them to managed hosts

  • Run individual ad hoc automation tasks and complex playbooks from Red Hat Ansible Tower

  • Create survey forms in Red Hat Ansible Tower to simplify playbook operation

  • Parameterise playbooks using variables and facts

  • Write and reuse existing Ansible roles to simplify playbook creation and reuse code

  • Leverage existing PowerShell DSC code to extend the power of Ansible automation

  • Automate common Windows Server system administration tasks using Ansible


You are expected to have experience as Windows Server administrators, but no previous experience with Red Hat Ansible Automation or Linux is required.


DDLS offers certification and training in Red Hat, JBoss and Ansible through our partnership with Red Hat. This arrangement requires DDLS to provide your details to Red Hat for course and exam registration purposes.

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The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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