Automated Smart Management Workshop

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In this workshop, you will learn how to get the most from Red Hat Smart Management in concert with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

Table of Contents

Use Cases

This workshop currently focuses on 3 main customer pain points:


The exercises are self explanatory and guide the participants through the entire lab. All concepts are explained when they are introduced.

There is an optional presentation available to support the workshops and explain Automation, the basics of Ansible and the topics of the exercises in more detail. Workshop presentation is located at Automated Smart Management Workshop.

Also have a look at our Ansible Best Practices Deck: Ansible Best Practices

Time planning

The time required to do the workshops strongly depends on multiple factors: the number of participants, how familiar those are with Linux in general and how much discussions are done in between.

Having said that, the exercises themselves should take roughly 4 hours. Each lab takes roughly 30-45 minutes. The accompanying presentation itself adds ~1 hour.

Lab Diagram

automated smart management lab diagram


Role Inventory name
Automation controller ansible-1
Satellite Server satellite
Managed Host 1 - RHEL node1
Managed Host 2 - RHEL node2
Managed Host 3 - RHEL node3
Managed Host 4 - CentOS node4
Managed Host 5 - CentOS node5
Managed Host 6 - CentOS node6

Workshop Exercises