In-Person Event

F5 automation with Ansible workshop

March 19, 2019San Francisco, CaliforniaMicroTek - San Francisco

What you'll learn

The instructor-led workshop is intended for effectively demonstrating Ansible's capabilities using self-paced exercises. In this version, attendees will learn the basics around Ansible Playbook development as it relates to automating F5 Networks load balancers . This hands-on workshop details utilizing the F5 BIG-IP Ansible modules with Ansible Playbooks, and then later integrating them with Ansible Tower.

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.

 

Agenda

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Check in
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Introduction and settle in
  • Ansible Engine
  • How Ansible Works and its key components
  • Exploring the lab environment
  • Writing your first playbook
  • Registering output & tags, module documentation
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
  • Using Ansible to gather data from F5 BIG-IP
  • Using Ansible to configure VIPS, Pools, Nodes etc.
  • Automating Day2 tasks
  • Advanced error handling
  • Application deployment using declarative API’s
3:30 p.m. Wrap up

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
MicroTek - San Francisco
655 Montgomery St. Suite 400
San Francisco, California  94111


Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

If you have any questions please send us an email.

Parking validation will be provided for cars parked at the 655 Montgomery Street Garage. 

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