In-Person Event

Red Hat Ansible Network Automation Workshop

February 25, 2020Iselin, New JerseyAPA Hotel Woodbridge

Who is this workshop best for?

This workshop is intended as an introductory course for Ansible Network Automation.  For more in-depth training please refer to Red Hat Training Ansible for Network Automation.  The intended audience is someone who has limited or no exposure to writing Ansible Playbooks or using Ansible Automation.  This workshop will cover common network scenarios and topics and is best suited for network engineers or folks interested in network automation.


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

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


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Intro: What is Ansible Automation
  • How Ansible works for network automation
  • Explore the lab environment
  • Execute your first network automation playbook
  • Use Ansible facts on network devices
  • Use Jinja to template network configurations
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Explore the Ansible Tower environment
  • Create an Ansible Job Template
  • Create an Ansible Survey
  • Using the Ansible Role Based Access Control (RBAC) feature
  • Create an Ansible Workflow

Skills Gained

Red Hat Ansible Engine

  • Basic understanding of what Ansible is and how it works with networking devices
  • Running ad-hoc Ansible commands from a command line
  • Building and execution of playbooks to accomplish basic router connectivity
  • Use Case: Backing up network configurations
  • Use Case: Create a GRE tunnel
  • Use Case: Additional router configurations
  • Introduction to Roles: Making playbooks reusable and platform agnostic

Red Hat Ansible Tower

  • Installing Ansible Tower
  • Configuring Ansible Tower
  • Use Case: Creating and running a job template

Who Can Benefit

This workshop is geared toward network operators, network engineers, cloud administrators, DevOps engineers, security professionals and anyone interested in network automation.

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.

APA Hotel Woodbridge
120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, New Jersey  08830

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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