In-Person Event

Ansible Network Automation 201 Workshop

December 7, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET | Red Hat Tysons Corner


The Ansible® Network Automation workshop is an abbreviated version of our two-day intermediate (201) workshop. This one-day version is condensed but provides a full day of the key hands-on exercises covering Ansible Automation Platform and routers and switches. The first part of the day is focused on learning techniques and best practices for developing  playbooks in YAML. The initial goal is to become familiar with the Ansible Navigator and its ability to automate configuration tasks for multi-vendor network devices. For the second half of the day, we will pivot to the Ansible Automation Platform. The attendees will progress from the skills gleaned earlier with the Ansible Navigator to applying those skills to immersive exercises using the Ansible Automation Platform. The second half of the workshop is designed to bring network use cases to life with real world challenges. The Ansible Automation Platform provides self service and orchestration capabilities to  manage infrastructure as code in a secure and reliable way. We will also demo the art of the possible with the new Event Driven Ansible for Networks!

Who is this workshop best for?

This workshop is an intermediate course for those familiar with network automation and writing Ansible Playbooks for Networks. This workshop covers familiar use cases and skills needed for network engineers or those interested in network automation. This workshop builds on top of the skill set targeted and achieved by attendees of the Network Automation (101) workshop for the beginner.



Registration and breakfast 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM ET
First-half of workshop:
  • AAP components and navigator for network engineers
  • Ansible and Network Automation skills (YAML, data manipulation etc)
  • Different types of network modules
  • Environment setup (Visual Studio Code, GitLab, Ansible-Navigator)
  • Roles and collections
  • Inventories
  • Variables and facts
  • Playbooks
  • Logic
  • Resource modules
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Second-half of workshop:
  • Demo - ‘The Art of the Possible’  (Event Driven Ansible for Networking)
  • Use case overview
  • Opportunistic
    • 1-Controller as code 
    • 3-Dynamic documentation (Compliance dashboard)
  • Systematic
    • 4-Network compliance (Stig, check mode/Run mode) 
    • 5-Scoped config management (Validated content)
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Red Hat Tysons Corner
1600 International Drive
McLean, Virginia 22012

Red Hat is committed to the health and safety of our customers, partners, and employees. All attendees will be expected to follow Red Hat and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. Please do not attend if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of a viral infection. Please note that all protocols are subject to change.

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023

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