Simplify IT Automation + 
End Repetitive Tasks + Free Up Resources

 

PINNACLE + ANSIBLE WORKSHOP SERIES

 

In-Person or Virtual - You Choose

Learn to scale automation, manage complex deployments, and essentially simplify IT automation through a series of 4 free, hands-on workshops. 

Number1

Automation
Foundation
& RHEL
Workshop

 

Number2

Windows
Automation
Workshop

 

Number3

Network
Automation
Workshop

 

Number4

Security
Automation
Workshop


Who Can Benefit?

These workshops are geared towards Windows Administrators, Virtualization System Administrators, Linux System Administrators, Network Administrators, Enterprise Architects, DevOps Engineers, Security Operations, and Network Engineers.
 

#1 - Automation Foundation & RHEL / Red Hat Ansible

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September 17, 2020
12 PM - 2 PM CST
Virtual or Renaissance Waterford Hotel, OKC, OK

This is a 2-hour instructor-led virtual workshop to learn about the power of the Ansible Platform. Learn how to create Ansible playbooks to automate repetitive tasks, and increase your IT management capability without adding resources.

 

Agenda:

  • Overview on the ease of provisioning in public cloud. Learn how to write and run Ansible Playbooks
  • Creation of Ansible playbooks without requiring you to be a programmer- no coding skills required!
  • Deploying applications at scale using Ansible.
  • Assigning and managing System Roles for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Environment.
  • Red Hat Insights integration - analytics for your own Operating System on hacks, broken links, and more.

Skill Gain: 

This workshop will teach you how to deploy and manage applications at scale based on your needs, assign and manage roles for a RHEL environment, and give you visibility into the Insights Integration analytics tool.

Attendees will learn how to use Ansible to automate operations, and acquire the skills needed to implement Ansible Automation at their organizations.

#2 - Windows Automation / Red Hat Ansible

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September 30, 2020
9 AM - 1 PM CST
Virtual or Renaissance Waterford Hotel, OKC, OK

Learn to automate your Windows environment with Ansible products at our hands-on technical workshop. You'll get a comprehensive overview of Red Hat Ansible Engine and then dive into an overview of Red Hat Ansible Tower and how they work together to help you manage Microsoft environments.

 

Agenda: 

  • Introduction to Ansible Windows Automation.
  • How Ansible works for Windows Automation.
  • Understanding Ansible modules and playbooks.
  • Using Ansible Tower to scale automation to the enterprise.
  • Reusing automation with Ansible Roles.
  • Using Ansible for Windows Patching.

 

Skill Gain: 

  • Basic understanding of what Ansible is and how it works in Microsoft server environments.
  • Configuring Tower to automate your Windows servers.
  • Running ad-hoc Ansible commands in Ansible Tower.
  • Building and committing your first playbook.
  • Creating and running a Job Template.
  • Making your playbooks reusable.

#3 - Network Automation Workshop / Red Hat Ansible

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October 15, 2020
9 AM - 1 PM CST
Virtual or Renaissance Waterford Hotel, OKC, OK

The Ansible Network Automation Workshop is a hands-on workshop covering Ansible Automation with respect to routers and switches. Attendees will learn how to use Ansible to automate network operations.

 

Agenda: 

  • Introduction to Ansible Network Automation.
  • How Ansible works for Network Automation.
  • Understanding Ansible modules and playbooks.
  • Executing Ansible playbooks to make configuration changes and gather information.
  • Using Jinja to template network configuration.
  • Using Ansible Tower to scale automation to the enterprise.

 

Skill Gain: 

  • Execute your first network automation playbook.
  • Use Ansible facts on network devices.
  • Use Jinja to template network configurations.
  • Create an Ansible Survey
  • Using the Ansible Role Based Access Control (RBAC) feature.
  • Create an Ansible Workflow.

#4 - Security Automation / Red Hat Ansible

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October 28, 2020
9 AM - 1 PM CST
Virtual or Renaissance Waterford Hotel, OKC, OK

The workshop is intended as an introductory course for Ansible Security Automation designed for people who want to learn how Ansible can be leveraged in security environments.

 

Agenda:

  • Introduction to Ansible Security Automation.
  • How Ansible works for Security Automation.
  • Understanding Modules, Tasks and Playbooks
  • Using Ansible with Various security tools such as, SIEM QRadar, IDS Snort, Firewall Check Point NGFW

 

Skill Gain: 

Through this workshop you can use Ansible to orchestrate three investigation and response activities involving multiple security tools:

  • An enterprise firewall [CheckPoint Next Generation Firewall]
  • An intrusion detection system [Snort]
  • A SIEM [Splunk Enterprise Security]

Registration

Attendees should choose between attending the workshops in-person or virtually.

Lunch will be provided to those who attend in-person.

You are not required to attend all four workshops, though it is recommended.

Registration closes on Monday, Sept. 14 at 5 PM CST.

If you have any questions contact your Pinnacle Account Executive or email William.Maker@pbsnow.com.
 

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