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Getting Started with Ansible for Network Automation

by Christopher Hart

The Ansible IT automation platform is spearheading the automation revolution in the computer networking industry. This course will teach you the basics of automating your network with Ansible through practical use cases and applications.

What you'll learn

Within the past few years, more IT operations teams are applying DevOps principles to computer networks. Specifically, modern network engineers are expected to use Infrastructure as Code (IaC) philosophies and leverage IT automation tools like Ansible to define the state of their network. In this course, Getting Started with Ansible for Network Automation, you'll learn Ansible fundamentals. First, you'll explore how they apply to automate computer networks. Next, you'll learn a variety of methods to gather data from and configure network devices using basic Ansible automation techniques. Finally, you'll discover how to improve the automation you write to be scalable and reusable. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a foundational understanding of Ansible needed to begin automating tasks within your network.

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About the author

Christopher Hart is a Software Consulting Engineering Technical Leader for Cisco specialized in enterprise and data center network solutions. Christopher continuously hones his Python software development skills and advocates for automation-first mindsets and DevOps principles. Christopher enjoys producing technical documentation and training, publishing over a dozen articles for Cisco and speaking at Cisco Live 2021. Christopher holds a Bachelor's of Science in Industrial Technology from East C... more

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