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Ansible Network Automation Workshop

  • Austin, TX Hilton Austin - 500 East 4th St Austin, TX 78701 United States (map)


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.

Who Can Benefit?

This workshop is geared toward network operators, network engineers, cloud administrators, DevOps engineers, security professionals and anyone interested in network automation.


8:30 a.m. Introduction and Settle In

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Morning Sessions

  • What is Ansible and The Ansible Way, Demo: Installing Ansible

  • How Ansible Works and its Key Components

  • Exploring the lab environment

  • Writing your first playbook

  • Module documentation, Registering output & tags

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Sessions

  • Using Ansible to update router configurations

  • Backing up the router configuration

  • Using Ansible to restore the backed up configuration

  • An introduction to templating with Jinja2

  • Building dynamic documentation using the command parser