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)