Ansible for Networking

This workshop is a port of the Ansible Linklight V2 Workshop, most of the work has been done by those fine folk.

Workshop Description

Ansible will enable you to create playbooks to automate networking devices from Arista (EOS), Cisco (IOS, IOS XR, NX-OS), Juniper (JunOS), Open vSwitch, and VyOS and many more! Includes Ansible Tower curated content specifically for network use cases.

Who should attend

  • Architects
  • Network Engineers
  • Technical Leeds
  • Operations Engineers
  • Site Reliability Engineers

What you will learn

  • How to run ad hoc commands
  • Writing your first playbook
  • Using Ansible to gather data from network devices
  • Configure, backup, and restore settings on network devices
  • Parse configuration and information for reporting


This Ansible for Networking Workshop is meant for anyone who has had any exposure to Ansible, whether you have used it or not. We are going to start with a short overview and then we'll get into the lab as soon as possible. that is where we will spend most of our time.

Your Responsibilities

  • Have a Discussion - This will be boring if it's just us, up here talking for over 4 hours.
  • Participate - We are going to cut you loose with Ansible and some networking devices, in just a little while. Have questions. Have opinions. Let us know if you have a way Ansible could be useful to you and we'll find a solution.
  • Say "Hello" to your neighbor - Don't be shy - these workshops are best when worked together.
  • Ask for Help - Got a problem? Want extra eyes on something? A potential bug? We're all ears!


Workshop Details

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