In-Person Event

F5 Automation with Red Hat Ansible Workshop

April 12, 2019Waltham, MassachusettsThe Westin Waltham - Boston

This instructor-led workshop is intended to demonstrate Ansible's capabilities using self-paced exercises. Attendees will learn the basics of Ansible Playbook development as it relates to automating F5 BIG-IP, utilizing the F5 BIG-IP Ansible modules, and integrating the modules with Ansible Tower.



8:30 a.m. Registration opens
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Morning Sessions
  • 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


Ansible F5 Exercises

Exercise 1.0 - Exploring the lab environment
Exercise 1.0 - Exploring the lab environment
Exercise 1.1 - Using Ansible to gather data from F5 BIG-IP
Exercise 1.2 - Adding nodes to F5 BIG-IP
Exercise 1.3 - Adding a load balancing pool
Exercise 1.4 - Adding members to a pool
Exercise 1.5 - Adding a virtual server
Exercise 1.6 - Deleting F5 BIG-IP Configuration
Exercise 1.7 - Advanced: Error Handling

Ansible F5 Operational Exercises

Exercise 2.0 - Disabling a pool member

Ansible F5 AS3 Exercises

Exercise 3.0 - Intro to AS3
Exercise 3.1 - Operational Change with AS3
Exercise 3.2 - Deleting a Web Application

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.

The Westin Waltham - Boston
70 Third Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts  02451

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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