Writing your first Ansible Playbook for network automation

Watch recording from September 27, 2018

Writing your first Ansible Playbook for network automation

Ansible® network automation is the automation of physical network devices, such as routers, switches, firewalls and load balancers. This includes network vendors and their products like Cisco IOS and IOS-XE, NX-OS, IOS-XR, Arista EOS, Juniper JUNOS, F5 BIG-IP and VyOS.  There are over 45 networking platforms with integration for Ansible network automation today.  

Ansible is the 9th most popular open source project on GitHub, and arguably the most popular network automation tool ever used. About one-third of the Ansible code is devoted to networking in the form of connection plug-ins, platform modules, and even integrations with existing network management tools and IPAM, such as Infoblox DDI.

Join this webinar to see how Ansible network automation can evolve network operations and make automation simple and scalable for existing network operators. We'll cover:

  • Building and deploying an Ansible Playbook for network devices.  
  • Building an Ansible Playbook for a Cisco cloud services router (CSR).  
  • All parts of an Ansible Playbook for networking, an Ansible inventory, and the network_cli connection plug-in.


Live-event date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 9 a.m. & 2 p.m. ET

On-demand event date: Available for one year afterward.


Sean Cavanaugh

principal product marketing manager, Ansible, Red Hat

Sean Cavanaugh, a principal product marketing manager for Red Hat's Ansible organization, brings more than 10 years of experience building and automating computer networks. Sean works in Red Hat's Management organization focusing on technical marketing and enablement for Red Hat® Ansible® Automation for Networking. He maintains the network automation workshops (project Linklight), and he's one of the primary contributors for network automation content for Ansible Automates events, webinars, blogs, white papers, and more. Prior to Red Hat, Sean worked for both Cumulus Networks and Cisco Systems helping customers deploy, manage, and automate their network infrastructure.