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Mastering Ansible Automation for Network Engineers

100% Hands-On Ansible Training with Beginner to Advanced Level Topics - Using Network Automation SSH, REST API Examples
Shibi Dev
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Learn Ansible Automation skills from scratch to an advanced level for automating your Network.

Gain an in-depth understanding of Ansible Playbook and Task Options
For attending this course you don’t need any prior coding experience.

100% Hands-on demonstration of the concepts using Network Automation Usecases

The IDE is VS Code and Cisco devices will be used for demonstrating most of the device interactions.(vIOS, IOS-XE)

Below are the topics in high level

  • The course will be starting with how to setup Lab for Ansible Network Automation Practice

  • Install and Setup Ubuntu OS VM for ansible

  • Setup VSCode for SSH remote development

  • Ansible installation in the Python VIrtual Environment

  • Ansible Core and Community difference

  • Inventory and Config file setup

  • YAML File ,Playbook fundamentals and Ansible Lint

  • SSH Keybased Authentication to Cisco devices from Ansible

  • Ansible Vault for encrypting files and variables

  • Demonstration of Ansible Vault ID

  • group_vars and host_vars

  • Handle device specific variables and configurations effectively

  • Explore advanced features of Ansible CLI

  • cisco ios_facts and ios_commands module

  • cisco ios_config module explained in detail

  • PaloAlto Firewall Galaxy Collections Examples

  • PaloAlto Address Objects, Object Groups and Security Rule automation using Ansible

  • Cisco config diff, parent command, before, after, match and replace options

  • ios config backup options

  • Configuration backup and save option

  • Cisco ios resource modules

  • cisco interfaces, l3_interfaces and l2_interfaces resource module

  • cisco ios_user and static_route module

  • CLI Parsers

  • pyATS, ntc_templates and TextFSM Parsers

  • Ansible  Magic Variables

  • hostvars and play_vars

  • set_fact vs vars explained

  • Ansible Variable precedence explained in detail

  • Ansible filter Plugins

  • default, ternary, dict2items, items2dict filters

  • to_json, from_json, to_yaml, from_yaml  filters

  • zip, combine, map,json_query(using JMES Path) filters

  • ip_address, url and datetime filters

  • list operations and string manipulation using filters

  • RegEX Filters

  • Regex search, find_all and replace filters

  • Jinja2 templates example

  • jinja2 for loop and include option

  • jinja2 in ios_config module

  • embed code in jinja2 template

  • lookup Plugins

  • file lookup, template lookup plugins

  • vars, env and pipe lookup plugins

  • Loops and Conditionals :  loops, until and when

  • Play Options

    • ansible play strategies, forks and serial

    • debugger for effective troubleshooting

    • host order, log_path

    • tags and limit option

    • check_mode

  • Task Options

    • delegate_to

    • run_once

    • ignore_erros and failed when

    • changed_when and no_log

  • use handlers and listen option

  • block and rescue for exception handling

  • assert option

  • How to install ansible collections: using galaxy command, requirements file and github

  • How to create roles and add tasks to respective directories

  • Detailed explanation of ansible include vs import

  • include_tasks vs import tasks

  • include_role vs import role

  • import_playbook module

  • how to create ansible custom modules

    • convert facts to csv file using custom module which uses python csv in the backend

    • how to pass module args to custom module

    • how to return data using custom module

  • REST API from Ansible

    • how to use URI Module for REST API

    • YANG Suite introduction

    • REST API from Postman

    • Convert POSTMAN REST request to Ansible URI task

    • Initiate REST – GET, PUT,POST PATCH and DELETE Operations from Ansible

    • How to configure Cisco device using REST API

    • how to save config using rest API

    • Parse config using REST API

  • Extra Learning Topic(AWX)

    • Install AWX in Minikube for learning

    • Basics of Ansible execution environment (Podman)

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!
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Course details
Video 22 hours
Lectures 24
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