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

Ansible Learnings – Week 6 – Automating Docker Deployments – Minecraft Servers!

So I played with docker on the weekend to make my son a MineCraft server because he wanted one and I was thinking – “Well I have been how great docker (and Kubernetes is), why not see if there is a docker container for MineCraft (MC), and sure enough there is so lets give this … Continue reading Ansible Learnings – Week 6 – Automating Docker Deployments – Minecraft Servers!

Network Automation – Ansible Learnings Week 5 – Expanding my foundational Ansible knowledge

Week ending 15/12/19 Well this past week has sure lived up to the normal hectic Christmas from the personal perspective, with all my kids having something and also other family over here visiting for the festive season. After where I got last week, I realised that I need to hit the books, documentation articles, and … Continue reading Network Automation – Ansible Learnings Week 5 – Expanding my foundational Ansible knowledge

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

Ansible Learnings – Week 2

This week as I set about the motions to keep up my learning with Ansible and achieve my goal of completing my first project, I learned about the basics of inventory, conditions and more Linux basics. Part of the development this week I want to share with you is the learning I had with Conditions. … Continue reading Ansible Learnings – Week 2