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 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!

Professional Development – Networking – How & where to get started on your journey with with NetDevOps (Networking as code).

My fellow network engineers, or people who like to do network related tasks as part of their current role. The future is coming slowly but surely, the future is networking as code. There are so many other people who have written so many good papers as to why this is the case and the natural … Continue reading Professional Development – Networking – How & where to get started on your journey with with NetDevOps (Networking as code).

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

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…