Master Ansible and Become a Network Automation Ninja
You can learn all my Ansible tips and tricks that I have been using for the past 3 years…
…and I’ve boiled it all down into a simple easy to follow step by step course.
Ansible Training for Network Engineers
Does the thought of stepping away from command line and having to become a developer worry you?
This was me a few years ago, I had just completed my CCIE in Routing and Switching and thought I was on top of the world, I knew network automation was coming but I didn’t really want to become a software developer.
I wanted to be a network engineer!
The thought of learning Python, Ansible & Git seemed a lot, but as soon as I started I realised it wasn’t that bad. Within a few months I had developed a library of Ansible Playbooks to perform network tasks and had already started to learn Python. I was hooked!
Roll forward a few years and I know that you do not have to become a software developer to be successful with network automation.
You just have to be competent.
Since Red Hat acquired Ansible the development has expanded to 100’s of network devices.
You can get all the knowledge I have acquired over the last few years condensed into my Ansible training for network engineers. You will be managing your network device configurations with ease!
My training course helps you master Ansible so you can get started with network automation and be up and running within a few hours.
This network automation course focuses on Ansible, if you are interested in Python or Nornir check out my other courses all focussed on enabling network administrators to master infrastructure as code.
Key outcomes from this course
- Install Ansible and configure it with custom settings.
- Write and run playboks to backup configuration files.
- Use Ansible to generate configuration files.
- Use Ansible to push new configurations to network devices.
- Pushing ad hoc commands to network devices.
- Run production ready playbooks on your network.
- Focussed on Cisco IOS, but also including Nexus
- Connect to other vendors e.g F5 & Juniper
- Understand Git and version control.
- Explain the benefits of Ansible Tower.
Network automation training course details
Who will benefit? Network Engineers who want to get started with network automation and programmability.
Network Automation Engineers will be earning more money as their skills will be more in demand.
Prerequisites: CCNA knowledge of networking, Linux machine for Ansible control node and access to a few network devices to automate.
How long does the course last? The course is made up of 29 lessons totalling 4 hours. You will have lifetime access and can work at your own pace.
Will the course be updated? Yes, the course is currently written for Ansible v2.9 which is the latest version as of June 2020. When new versions get release I will update the lessons where relevant.
Do you provide any support? Throughout the course you can email me to ask any questions via the support button.
Who is the course taught by? The course is taught by myself, Roger Perkin CCIE #50038. I am a network and security consultant currently working for a Cisco gold partner. I use Ansible every day so you can be sure all the lessons are relevant.
This course is all hands on video labs taking you from how to install Ansible to having production ready Ansible playbooks and your own network automation environment setup within a few hours.
Don’t worry, you won’t have hours of PowerPoint to sit through.
100% of the course is hands on video labs. No slides!
Ready to start learning Ansible?
Hi, I’m Roger, I am CCIE #50038 and have designed and installed network infrastructure for enterprise, financial, healthcare and governments in the UK for the last 18 years.
I now work with Ansible network automation solutions to improve all areas of network development.
I understand exactly how networks operate and the problems that Network Automation is trying to solve.
Ansible for Networking Engineers Course
This course contains:
- YAML, Jinja2 and Ansible Playbooks
- Ansible Networking Modules
- Advanced Anisble topics
- Looking at other network automation tools
- Configuration templates
- Network Infrastructure configuration
- Network administration use cases
Network programmability & automation are vital skills network engineers need to know, and this course will cover how to use Ansible for network automation.
The best bit, you don’t need to be a developer to start!
If you have one or 1000’s of network devices this course is for you.
It will teach you the basics and also give you all the information you need to scale.
This course will guide you towards making the move away from command line and using SSH to connect to network devices one by one to automating all your network devices at once using Ansible.
From installation to running your first Ansible playbooks, to using Ansible Vault.
I’ll guide you as you learn the skills you will need as a Network Engineer today, and in the future with this Ansible course.
The course focuses on Cisco & Nexus configuration management with a few lessons covering Juniper and F5 to give you a broad understanding of the capabilities of Ansible.
Another Free Lesson Preview!
The Ansible Hosts File
In this lesson we go through how to setup your Ansible environment, covering the hosts file and ansible config file.
Ansible Network Automation Course Contents
Ansible Quick Start Online Course
This Quick Start course will get you up and running with Ansible and running your first playbook in less than one hour. Your network devices will thank you for it!
This Ansible training will get you up and running as quickly as possible. Focusing mainly on the Cisco IOS config module
Network automation using Ansible playbooks is a rapidly growing area; Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Netflix have all recently stepped into the field.
Ansible Core support for networking devices is maturing quickly and, the possibilities of what can be done with an automated network are endless.
If you want to learn Practical Network Automation using Ansible and Python skills, watch this space for upcoming use cases using Ansible, advancing into self healing networks and zero touch deployments.
Once you have mastered Ansible the natural learning progression is to start using Python Network Automation Scripts instead of Ansible playbooks, having a good grasp of how Ansible works is always a good place to start.
Once you have completed all my free Ansible Network Automation Tutorials then move onto my paid course.
Check out what previous students have to say
“The perfect intro to Ansible, providing easy to understand practical examples / troubleshooting steps on failed scrips. Good way to get feet wet and begin the journey thanks.
Highly recommended – Thanks for efforts Roger!”
“This course has taken me from knowing nothing about Ansible to having a playbook that I now use every day to backup my router configs and another that I can use to push simple changes out.
I am learning every day and Roger really got me started on this amazing journey.”
Frequently asked questions
How long do I get access to the lessons?
Once you sign up to the course you will get instant and lifetime access to all the lessons.
What does the course consist of?
This Ansible Course is 95% hands on labs. Each lesson consists of a video of me demonstrating this subject in my lab. You work along with the course material from the first lesson. No death by Powerpoint!
All lessons are delivered by me!
Roger Perkin, CCIE #50038 a Network Consultant for over 15 years.
Is there a money back guarantee?
Yes, if you are not happy with the course material, there is a 30 day money back guarantee.
Just to add that I have been using Ansible for over 3 years now to automate network devices and everything I cover comes from personal experience on production networks and not just running a playbook against GNS3!