One of the main features of Ansible is the use of roles, and there are many advantages of using Ansible roles which I will describe below. When you start to build up a collection of playbooks you will soon discover that there will be duplication and you find yourself writing or using the same blocks […]
Ansible Tutorials for Network Engineers - Examples & Videos
Ansible Tutorials for network engineers covering Cisco configuration management, Juniper & F5. Coming Soon - Ansible Network Automation Training. Ansible Tower & Ansible AWX
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The Ansible Inventory File tells Ansible about the hosts that it can connect to. For Ansible to automate a Linux Server, Network device or Cloud server it has to exist within the inventory (also known as the Ansible hosts file) and saved in either YAML or INI format. The file can also be static or […]
If you just just like watching a video the whole process is shown in the video below. How to Install Ansible Tower on Ubuntu 16.04 Video If you want the detailed steps in written format – keep reading! How to install ansible tower tbc
Anisble is an open source automation platform which was purchased by Red Hat in October 2015. It is used heavily by the server admin community to administer and deploy updates and patches to linux servers. In the last few years it has gained a great following from the network community who are now using it […]
In this Ansible IOS_Command Example post I will share a simple Ansible Playbook that will write an ACL to a Cisco Switch. This playbook will work equally well on any Cisco device and once you grasp the concepts of using the IOS_Command Module and also the IOS_Config module you can configure whatever you want. The […]
Today I attended AnsibleFest in London – this is a paid event and one of two conferences organised by Ansible running in 2017. The second one is running on September 7th in San Francisco More Info here: www.ansible.com The event in London was held at the Intercontinental London 02 AnsibleFest London 2017 The day was split […]