Building Network Automation Solutions
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New in Ansible for Networking Engineers

Here’s the list of materials (and other changes) I added to the Ansible for Networking Engineers webinar and online course in June 2017.

The first thing you’ll notice is the brand-new user interface with collapsible sections, making it easier to grasp the big picture (the change was badly needed – the webinar is already almost 12 hours long).

Next, I started adding review questions and hands-on exercises. YAML, Jinja2 and baseline Ansible sections already have them. I also published the solutions for YAML and Jinja2 sections. Next on the list: networking modules.

Speaking of networking modules: I updated the Introduction section and added a brand-new Connecting to Network Devices and Authenticating section that covers the old (Ansible 2.1 – 2.2) and new (Ansible 2.3+) mechanisms.

I started using the assemble module in many of my playbooks to create device configurations or summary reports, so I added a detailed explanation of how I use it to Working with Files video in Ansible Deeper Dive section.

Finally, I put together a list of useful Ansible playbooks I created during the last 2 years (available in webinar and online course), and started adding detailed explanations (online course only).

Planned for the next few weeks:

  • Review questions and hands-on exercises for networking modules, and extending Ansible and creating reusable code sections.
  • More case study explanations (online course only)

Longer term plans: testing and debugging (online course only)

2 comments:

  1. The link to 'http://blog.ipspace.net/2017/07/new-in-ansible-for-networking-engineers.html#ANSIBLE_DD' is not working ATM

    Very extensive list of Ansible examples for networkers, keep them coming!

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