Red Hat Ansible for Network Automation (DO457)

Red Hat Ansible for Network Automation

Learn to configure and manage network infrastructure using Red Hat Ansible Automation for Networking with this 5-day course. Our Red Hat accredited trainers cover all the relevant aspects while preparing you for the Red Hat Specialist in Ansible Network Automation credential.


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Red Hat DO457 Ansible Course Overview

Vinsys' authorized Red Hat Ansible course enables network administrators or infrastructure automation engineers to use network automation for centrally managing switches, routers, and other devices in their organizational network infrastructure. 

The in-depth training explains utilizing Red Hat Ansible Automation for Networking to remotely automate the configuration of network devices, test/validate the current network state, and perform compliance checks to detect/correct configuration drift.

Our Red Hat course also prepares you for the EX457 exam, necessary for securing Red Hat's Specialist in Ansible Network Automation accreditation.

Course Curriculum

Course Objectives

  • Installing and configuring Red Hat Ansible Automation for Networking on a management system.
  • Using Ansible to run ad hoc commands and playbooks to automate tasks.
  • Writing effective Ansible playbooks for network automation.
  • Gathering information about network infrastructure configuration and backup.
  • Automating specific network administration use cases, including the configuration of routers and switches, ports, VLANs, SNMP monitoring, and routing protocols.
  • Utilizing Ansible playbooks to target devices from hardware vendors, including Cisco, Juniper, and Arista.


  • Network Administrators, Network Automation Engineers, and Infrastructure Automation Engineers.
  • The ones willing to use Ansible for automating the administration, deployment, and configuration management of their organizations'/enterprises’' network infrastructures. 
  • Individuals who wish to complete the Red Hat Specialist in Ansible Network Automation certification. 


  • Experience with network administration.
  • Thorough 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; Arista EOS; or VyOS.
  • A working knowledge of Linux, editing text files, running commands from the shell, and using SSH to log in to remote systems.
  • Recommended: Knowledge equivalent to the Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) training or better. 

About the Exam

Exam:                             EX457.
Skills Tested:                 Managing Network Infrastructure using Red Hat Ansible.           
Certification Awarded:  The Red Hat Specialist in Ansible Network Automation.
Exam Format:                 Performance-based Hands-on Testing of Real-world Tasks. 
Internet Access:             Not Provided. 
Hard Copies:                   Prohibited. 
Duration:                         4 Hours. 
Cost:                                $400 (Region-specific).

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Course Outline

  • Installing Ansible and creating Ansible inventories.
  • Executing ad hoc commands and preparing Ansible playbooks.
  • Controlling tasks with loops and conditions.
  • Safeguarding information with Ansible Vault and managing inventories.
  • Gathering network information with Ansible and configuring network devices.
  • Solving new MACD challenges and overcoming real-world challenges.

Course Reviews


The training equips your teams with various skills for using Red Hat Ansible Automation for Networking to implement a network automation solution, allowing automated/consistent configuration of devices, validation of configuration/detection, remediation of configuration drift, and effective management of the automation solution.
Consequentially, it results in a network infrastructure that can be easily managed and quickly updated even while scaling to many devices. Overall, it translates into cost savings, reduced downtime, and minimum configuration errors. 

The course allows professionals to utilize Red Hat Ansible Automation for Networking for writing Ansible playbooks and launching them to manage the routers/switches/other-devices in their network infrastructure.

In addition, it provides a valuable experience of using Ansible for automating common use cases, and writing playbooks capable of targeting devices made by different network hardware vendors supported by Red Hat Ansible Automation.

Yes, on Red Hat Ansible Engine version 2.5 and Ansible Tower version 3.2.

Because you will be working with text files and running commands in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment.

No, only 1: The Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Network Automation.

Working from a Red Hat Enterprise Linux command line environment.
•    Using a text editor to create/modify files.
•    Running commands from the shell.
•    Using SSH to log in to remote systems.
•    Working with Git and performing basic Git operations.
•    Cloning a Git repository.
•    Adding files to a Git repository.
•    Uploading changes to a remote Git repository.
•    Performing simple Git customizations.
•    Configuring Ansible.
•    Customizing the configuration file.
•    Configuring the connection method.
•    Configuring authentication details.
•    Verifying the configuration.
•    Running Ansible commands and playbooks.
•    Executing Ansible ad hoc commands.
•    Creating Ansible playbooks.
•    Modifying existing Ansible playbooks.
•    Using standard Ansible constructs.
•    Working with variables.
•    Looping over a list of IP addresses.
•    Performing conditional tests.
•    Manipulating data with filters.
•    Controlling playbook execution with tags.
•    Working with templates.
•    Using registers to capture the output of a task.
•    Using Ansible vault to secure sensitive information.
•    Working with Ansible roles.
•    Using an existing role.
•    Creating a new role.
•    Automating network device management.
•    Gathering facts about devices and systems.
•    Configuring routers, switches, and ports.
•    Configuring OSPF.
•    Configuring BGP.
•    Configuring VLANs.
•    Creating a multi-play playbook to back up a device configuration.
•    Configuring devices to use syslog and SNMP.
•    Utilizing Ansible Tower.
•    Creating credentials.
•    Creating organizations, users, and teams.
•    Creating a dynamic inventory.
•    Creating a project from a Git repository.
•    Creating a job template.
•    Creating a survey.

Yes! It takes you a step closer to achieving the Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®) accreditation

Besides being a globally-respected Individual/Corporate IT training provider, Vinsys is also admired as the top Red Hat learning partner. Its unmatchable offerings, accredited instructors, customizable skilling programs, and round-the-clock learner support ensure the most detailed upskilling experiences, a must for capitalizing on valuable network automation opportunities.