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Ansible Essentials for Network Engineers

(Ansible, GNS3, Cisco and Linux Automation)
1,215 Students enrolled
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Ansible Essentials for Network Engineers introduces you to Network Automation and Troubleshooting in a multi-technology environment (Cisco, Arista, Linux, GNS3).

This course is practical. I will show you how you can quickly and easily start network programming by using GNS3, Cisco IOS, Linux and Ansible.

You will learn how you can use Ansible to troubleshoot networks!

In this course we’ll get the skills to get ahead!


  • Windows 10 (at least 8 GB RAM)

  • Install Ubuntu or other Debian based distribution in a VM (Virtual Box)

  • Install GNS3, set up and run Cisco IOU/IOS in GNS3

Who is the target audience?

  • System Administrators

  • Cloud Infrastructure Engineers

  • Network Engineers

  • Anyone who wants to learn to automate and troubleshoot networks

Major topics of this course:

  • Installing Python and GNS3 on Windows 10.

  • Setup and running Cisco IOU in GNS3 on Windows 10

  • Installing Ansible

  • Ansible components

  • Ansible inventory file

  • Ansible Ad-Hoc Commands (command, shell, raw modules, setup, file, copy modules, apt & service modules)

  • YAML Files

  • Intro to Ansible Playbooks

  • Ansible Playbooks

  • Behavioral Inventory Parameters

  • Behavioral Inventory Parameters in Playbooks and Inventory Files

  • Ansible Playbooks: ios_config Module

  • Ansible Playbooks: ios_config Module parents Argument

  • Ansible Playbook: Backup running-config Using ios_config Module

  • Ansible Loops: Create Linux Users

  • Ansible Playbooks: Arista eos_config Module

  • Playbook with Multiple Plays for a Multivendor Topology (Cisco & Arista)

  • Ansible Vault

and more!

How long do I have access to the course materials?
You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
Can I take my courses with me wherever I go?
Definitely! If you have an internet connection, courses on Udemy are available on any device at any time. If you don't have an internet connection, some instructors also let their students download course lectures. That's up to the instructor though, so make sure you get on their good side!
Course details
Video 3 hours
Certificate of Completion

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