The Ansible Network Automation Workshop is a one-day, hands-on workshop covering both Ansible and Ansible Tower. Attendees will learn how to use Ansible to automate network operations, and acquire the skills needed to implement Ansible and Ansible Tower at their organizations.
Note: In this workshop, attendees will be managing network devices, such as Cisco routers.
Red Hat Ansible Engine
Basic understanding of what Ansible is and how it works with networking devices
Running ad-hoc Ansible commands from a command line
Building and execution of playbooks to accomplish basic router connectivity
Use Case: Backing up network configurations
Use Case: Create a GRE tunnel
Use Case: Additional router configurations
Introduction to Roles: Making playbooks reusable and platform agnostic
Red Hat Ansible Tower
Installing Ansible Tower
Configuring Ansible Tower
Use Case: Creating and running a job template
Who Can Benefit?
This workshop is geared toward network operators, network engineers, cloud administrators, DevOps engineers, security professionals and anyone interested in network automation.
Requirements for Attendees
An internet connection is required. Attendees must come with a laptop with admin rights and the ability to SSH to a lab environment hosted in a public cloud.
Attendees should have working knowledge of using SSH and command line shell (BASH) as well as a conceptual understanding of linux system administration (how to use simple commands like cd, ls, mv, mkdir, etc).
Attendees should have working knowledge of at least one Linux text editor (nano, pico, vi/vim, zile, emacs) with which to write Ansible playbooks.