Project 1 – Ansible – Deploy New Network & Network Security – Stage 4 – Deploy ACL’s

Welcome back, there has been a brief delay in the regularity of this post due to simply not knowing a few things and having to learn them. This is precisely the point of this project after all. Now at the start of this project I did state there would be a situation where I would … Continue reading Project 1 – Ansible – Deploy New Network & Network Security – Stage 4 – Deploy ACL’s

Project 1 – Ansible – Deploy New Network & Network Security – Stage 3 – Deploy VLANs to Cisco NX-OS Core Switch

Moving on from the success of the previous playbook, I now needed to deploy changes onto the 1 NXOS 9k virtual switch. The changes that will be deployed here will help you to see and give shape to the network that I am building for my hosts in this made up LAB1 network. With this … Continue reading Project 1 – Ansible – Deploy New Network & Network Security – Stage 3 – Deploy VLANs to Cisco NX-OS Core Switch

Project 1 – Ansible – Stage 2 – Deploy New Network & Network Security

Wow, what an epic trip this was for me personally putting this playbook together. It actually started off very simple but then I started question myself and say to myself how to I prevent me deploying this kind of change in a real world prod environment and not breaking anything. How can I ensure consistency … Continue reading Project 1 – Ansible – Stage 2 – Deploy New Network & Network Security

Ansible Project – Deploy a New Network & Network Security Policies

So the last 6 weeks, have been an incredibly enjoyable and at times frustrating (there were times I was close to giving up and thinking I simply was not smart enough for this!), but ultimately it has been thoroughly rewarding. It is great when all the learning you have put so much effort into starts … Continue reading Ansible Project – Deploy a New Network & Network Security Policies

Network Automation – Ansible Learnings Week 3 – Cisco IOS: Obtaining IP Interfaces and creating Loopback Interface

Continuing from my last post, I am moving onto creating an interface and network on this interface. For the sake of testing and speed, I am creating a loopback interface with a basic /24 network attached to it. Again this is a very static playbook and the point of this post and this playbook is … Continue reading Network Automation – Ansible Learnings Week 3 – Cisco IOS: Obtaining IP Interfaces and creating Loopback Interface

Cisco DevNet – Ansible Track

This week learning Ansible has also in many respects been a week learning some Linux basics, specifically Ubunut Server as the chosen Linux Distro. It has been thoroughly rewarding in developing some basic skills in an OS I had always just considered to be too hard. The Cisco DevNet track has been very good for … Continue reading Cisco DevNet – Ansible Track

First Delvings into the mines of Network Automation, thanks to the help of Cisco DevNet…

Hey guys, Finished last week my first learning track with Cisco DevNet. This track was focussed on getting you started with Network Automation and Programability. This track had a lot to learn and it was a great way to get started, I am looking forward to taking it for with the Ansible learning track. Check … Continue reading First Delvings into the mines of Network Automation, thanks to the help of Cisco DevNet…