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Ansible Network Automation Workshop

  • Des Moines, IA Des Moines Marriott Downtown Des Moines, IA 50309 United States (map)


Who is this workshop best for?

This workshop is intended as an introductory course for Ansible Network Automation.   The intended audience is someone who has limited or no exposure to writing Ansible Playbooks or using Ansible Automation.  This workshop will cover common network scenarios and topics and is best suited for network engineers or folks interested in network automation.


The Ansible Network Automation Workshop is a one-day, hands-on workshop covering Ansible Automation with respect to routers and switches. Attendees will learn how to use Ansible to automate network operations, and acquire the skills needed to implement Ansible Automation 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. Breakfast and Registration

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

  • Intro: What is Ansible Automation?

  • How Ansible works for network automation

  • Exploring the lab environment

  • Execute your first network automation playbook

  • Use Ansible facts on network devices

  • Use Jinja to template network configurations

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

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

  • Explore the Ansible Tower environment

  • Create an Ansible Job Template

  • Create an Ansible Survey

  • Using the Ansible Role Based Access Control (RBAC) feature

  • Create an Ansible Workflow