Data Center DevOps: On-Prem Infrastructure Like The Cloud

Automate your data center like the cloud!

Learn how to automate your data center in a devops manner while staying focused with on-prem data centers. There are simply too many courses on automation covering the native cloud providers while ignoring where the majority of workloads still run!

What you’ll learn

  • Automate Windows and Linux virtual machine creation with Packer.
  • Provision servers into VMWare from Packer virtual machine templates using Terraform.
  • Configure virtual machines using Ansible.
  • Integrate secure credential management into Packer, Ansible and Terraform using Vault.
  • Dynamically create Ansible inventories from terraform plans.
  • Deploy full application stacks with multiple servers and application configurations using Terraform and Ansible.
  • Deploy, setup and manage build processes using Packer, Terraform, Vault and Ansible in Jenkins.
  • Setup and configure the GOGS git server.
  • Setup and configure Jenkins build server with integration to Git.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 18min.
  • Build Machine Setup –> 2 lectures • 19min.
  • Docker Setup –> 2 lectures • 16min.
  • Source Control Setup –> 2 lectures • 18min.
  • Vault Setup –> 2 lectures • 20min.
  • Automating VM Creation –> 4 lectures • 1hr 9min.
  • Jenkins Build Server –> 3 lectures • 34min.
  • VM Deployment with Terraform –> 5 lectures • 57min.
  • VM Configuration with Ansible –> 2 lectures • 27min.
  • Deploying Application Stacks –> 4 lectures • 52min.
  • Final Thoughts –> 1 lecture • 1min.

Data Center DevOps: On-Prem Infrastructure Like The Cloud

Requirements

  • VMWare or similar virtualization skillset.
  • Basic understanding of Linux systems.
  • Basic networking concepts.

Learn how to automate your data center in a devops manner while staying focused with on-prem data centers. There are simply too many courses on automation covering the native cloud providers while ignoring where the majority of workloads still run!

I start each section with an introduction of concepts and then walk you through installation, configuration and execution of each toolset and concept.

We’ll learn how to:

  • Create a centralized build server in Ubuntu
  • Automate Windows and Linux virtual machine creation with Packer
  • Provision servers into VMWare from Packer virtual machine templates using Terraform
  • Configure virtual machines using Ansible
  • Integrate secure credential management into Packer, Ansible and Terraform using Vault
  • Dynamically create Ansible inventories from terraform plans
  • Deploy full application stacks with multiple servers and application configurations using Terraform and Ansible
  • Deploy, setup and manage build processes using Packer and Terraform in Jenkins
  • Setup and configure the GOGS git server

Each section builds on the last and you’ll significantly grow your comfort level with all things automation using a plethora of different tools and languages.  By the time we’re done you’ll be able to take what you’ve learned and apply it to your own scenarios… whether you’re doing this in your day job or wanting to build out an awesome home lab.

I am very passionate about supporting 3 organizations that are aiming to help find cures for health issues that have profoundly impacted those around me throughout my life.  As a result a portion of my earnings will go to each of these initiatives (15% of all earnings):

5% to the Alzheimer’s Association

5% to the National Alliance on Mental Illness

5% to the American Cancer Society