This will be a deeper dive into the different Files / Dependencies within Anisble I've gotten Ansible running on my home lab, but never entirely understood things like the Hierarchy of files and what depends on what, so I wanted to hit the learning lab and jot down Ansible Specific notes here for configuration. Note … Continue reading Ansible – Quick high level run through of components that make up ansible, and how to find help docs via the CLI!
An Overview of Automation Tools before diving into Ansible, Puppet, and Chef! These major 3 Automation Tools Ansible / Puppet / Chef offer powerful and robust Automation solutions rather than Ad-Hoc strategies such as BASH / Python / Etc. These 3 Tools "wrap" Operating Systems functions into them for ease of use, with both robust … Continue reading Week 5 of the DevNet Grind – The big 3 Automation Tools Ansible, Puppet, and Chef reviewed in detail for exam day!
Pictured above is an Ansible Ping verifying Connectivity to my two VM Hosts (I was so excited about getting this working properly I had to share, no idea if this is well known knowledge, but wanted to post / sticky it just in case!) First you will need to have a main VM, which I … Continue reading Ansible – Lab Setup using 3 VM’s running Ubuntu for a full Ansible Automation lab up and running in about one hour! 🙂
These tools can Automate tasks themselves for common networks, or they can be setup to speak directly to an SDN Controller, that then has connectivity to the entire network to automate these tasks as communicated by the Tool (Ansible / Puppet / Chef). SaltStack will be mentioned occasionally in this post, but not covered in … Continue reading ENAUTO – An overview of the Tools of Automation, including Puppet / Chef / Ansible, and an overview of components of those tools to finish!
I will start with the very fundamentals of what / why Network Automation is around today, and then go further into some concepts regarding it. Network Automation - What goals does it achieve? Reducing node by node updates with bulk updates to the network Eliminate repetitive tasks entirely Standardize the network and documentation (consistent images … Continue reading ENAUTO – Fundamentals and Introduction to all things Automation!