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Automating Multi-vendor and Cloud Networks Using Ansible

by Nick Russo

Over the past several years, many network engineers have leveraged Ansible automation in their enterprise networks. This course will expand those skills across multiple vendors, a centralized source of truth, and a cloud provider.

What you'll learn

Managing expansive, multi-vendor networks without automation is nearly impossible today. In this course, Automating Multi-vendor and Hybrid Cloud Networks Using Ansible, you’ll learn to securely extend your on-premises network architecture into the cloud. First, you’ll explore various multi-vendor Ansible techniques, including leveraging vendor-agnostic modules and the NAPALM library. Next, you’ll discover the power of deploying a Single Source of Truth (SSoT) to track your network infrastructure. This course highlights NetBox, a popular open-source infrastructure management solution with a strong complement of Ansible modules and dynamic inventory plugins. Finally, you’ll learn how to integrate private and public cloud networks into a hybrid cloud network using an IPsec VPN. This architecture is extremely common in real-life enterprise deployments. And it introduces many new vendor products and services. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Ansible network automation needed to design, implement, and manage complex automation systems in production networks.

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About the author

Nicholas (Nick) Russo, CCDE #20160041 and CCIE #42518, is an internationally recognized expert in IP/MPLS networking and design. To grow his skillset, Nick has been focused advancing Network DevOps via automation for his clients. Recently, Nick has been sharing his knowledge through online video training and speaking at industry conferences. Nick also holds a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Nick lives in Maryland, USA with his wife, Car... more

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