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Red Hat Ansible Network Automation Workshop

February 19, 2020Minneapolis, MNSurly Brewing Co

Overview

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The Red Hat Ansible Network Automation Workshop is a one-day, hands-on workshop covering both Ansible and Ansible Tower. Attendees will learn how to use Ansible to automate network operations, and acquire the skills needed to implement Ansible and Ansible Tower at their organizations.

Note: In this workshop, attendees will be managing network devices, such as Cisco Routers

 

Skills Gained

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

  • Basic understanding of what Ansible is and how it works with networking devices
  • Use Ansible facts with network devices
  • Use Jinja to template network configurations
  • Understanding Ansible Tower job templates
  • Creating Ansible Tower Surveys
  • Using the Role Based Access Control (RBAC) feature
  • Building Ansible Tower Workflows

 

Requirements for Attendees

  • An internet connection is required. Attendees must come with a laptop with admin rights and the ability to SSH to a lab environment hosted in a public cloud.
  • Attendees should have working knowledge of using SSH and command line shell (BASH) as well as a conceptual understanding of linux system administration (how to use simple commands like cd, ls, mv, mkdir, etc).
  • Attendees should have working knowledge of at least one Linux text editor (nano, pico, vi/vim, zile, emacs) with which to write Ansible playbooks.

Agenda

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.Registration, Introduction and Settle In
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Sessions Part 1
  • What is Ansible and The Ansible Way, Demo: Installing Ansible
  • How Ansible Works and its Key Components
  • Exploring the lab environment
  • Writing your first playbook
  • Module documentation, Registering output & tags
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Snacks and drinks
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Sessions Part 2
  • Using Ansible to update router configurations
  • Backing up the router configuration
  • Using Ansible to restore the backed up configuration
  • An introduction to templating with Jinja2
  • Building dynamic documentation using the command parser

Ansible Engine:

Exercise 1.1 - Exploring the lab environment
Exercise 1.2 - Writing your first playbook
Exercise 1.3 - Module documentation, Registering output & tags
Exercise 2.1 - Using Ansible to update router configurations
Exercise 2.2 - Backing up the router configuration
Exercise 2.3 - Using Ansible to restore the backed up configuration
Exercise 3.1 - An introduction to templating with Jinja2
Exercise 3.2 - Building dynamic documentation using the command parser

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. CST

Location:
Surly Brewing Co
520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Complimentary parking located directly outside the brewery.

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