Virtual Workshop

Network Automation Workshop for Cable, Media and Entertainment Providers

September 15, 202010:00 AM - 2:00 PM(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Learn to automate all things with Ansible® and Ansible Tower at our virtual one-day, hands-on technical workshop for cable, media and entertainment providers on September 15, 2020.

A powerful community of users and contributors has made Ansible the most popular open source automation tool in the industry. 

Ansible Analytics introduced executive analysis of automation footprint, non-compliant automation artifacts whereas Ansible Automation Hub allows organizations to leverage secure, supported, certified collections. The recent introduction of Ansible Service Catalog allows IT organizations to productize their portfolio to their internal customers - allowing them to move from being cost centers to P&L (Profit and Loss) centers.

Attendees will learn about the benefits of Ansible Tower, dynamic inventories, directory structures, workflows, and acquire the skills needed to implement Ansible and Ansible Tower at your organization.

Attendees must join this event prepared with a laptop with admin rights and the ability to SSH to a lab environment hosted in a public cloud.

Agenda

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.                
MORNING SESSIONS
  • 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
BREAK FOR LUNCH AND DEMOS
  • 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.

Location
BlueJeans
Bluejeans
Bluejeans, North Carolina  Bluejeans


Date: Thursday, November 1, 2019

Time: X:XX a.m. – X:XX p.m.

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