VMWare Learning Zone – 12 Month Free subscription!

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Hey everyone, Going through my PacketPushers newsletter today I read. Free 12 month access to a substantial VMware training library that would normally cost you a bunch of money, but only if you sign up by pretty much…um…now. October 31 is the deadline. – Ethan Packet Pushers Newsletter Check out the article referenced in the […]

Ansible AWX – Deploying a VM with VMWare VCenter

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Ansible AWX for those who have never heard or used it, is a server that simply runs Ansible playbooks. It is the open source community version of Ansible Tower and sits up stream, think of it like Red Hat’s Fedora. Pretty much AWX can do everything Tower can do. If you wish to find out […]

Automating & Scripting The Network with Ansible – Palo Alto: Deploy Address Objects

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Hey guys, I know it has been some time since I posted something, I have been quite busy with family, work and studies and I haven’t had really anything that I wanted to post on. However as I have been developing my skills in Python and Ansible, I have come up with some material which […]

Project 1 – Ansible – Deploy New Network & Network Security – Stage 4 – Deploy ACL’s

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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 […]

Project 1 – Ansible – Stage 2 – Deploy New Network & Network Security

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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 […]

Ansible Project – Deploy a New Network & Network Security Policies

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Ansible Learnings – Week 2

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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. […]

Cisco DevNet – Ansible Track

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This week learning Ansible has also in many respects been a week learning some Linux basics, specifically Ubunut Server as the chosen Linux Distro. It has been thoroughly rewarding in developing some basic skills in an OS I had always just considered to be too hard. The Cisco DevNet track has been very good for […]