Automating Networks with Ansible the Right Way

If you're sick of hand typing configuration commands into your network devices day after day, this course is for you! Learn how to manage your network more intelligently with Ansible using tried-and-true design patterns.
Course info
Rating
(15)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 27, 2019
Duration
3h 13m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Reorienting Ansible for Network Applications
Building Pretty Good Infrastructure as Code
Integrating Custom Filters with Ansible
Constructing Really Good Infrastructure as Code
Introducing Ansible’s “network-engine” Role
Leaving the CLI Stone Age: Automating with APIs
Writing Production-grade Ansible Playbooks
Description
Course info
Rating
(15)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 27, 2019
Duration
3h 13m
Description

When it comes to automating networks, it's key to utilize Ansible to ensure effective solutions. In this course, Automating Networks with Ansible the Right Way, you will learn foundational knowledge required to manage networks like a professional through programming. First, you will learn about infrastructure as code, both how it works at a technical level and why it matters at a business level. This includes several SSH/CLI-based implementations, which is likely to work on any network device. Next, you will discover a whole new word of modern APIs, such as NETCONF and RESTCONF, and how Ansible can leverage these technologies to simplify network management. Finally, you will explore how to transform your homemade projects into works of art by building quality into your code using a variety of supplementary tools. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Ansible needed to design, implement, operate, and troubleshoot network-based automation solutions in production.

About the author
About the author

Nick Russo, CCDE #20160041 and CCIE #42518, is your go-to-guy for all things networking and automation. Nick loves training online and speaking at industry conferences sharing his expertise.

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