Ansible AWX – Taking a simple VMWare Center deployment even further with NetBox.

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Is the end nigh for my IP Address spreadsheet? In my last post I mentioned how much I disdained managing IP addresses. Well in this post I am going to show you how I am slowly fighting off the beast that is the IP address management spreadsheet (or whatever you want to call it). The […]

Automating & Scripting The Network with Ansible – Palo Alto: Create tag objects, and attach to network address objects.

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Hope everyone had a great Easter break! You know I have to say this little mini series has been really fun for me, it has also been super easy. I hope if you have access to a Palo Alto and are slightly interested in getting started with moving your network changes to code you start […]

Automating & Scripting The Network with Ansible – Palo Alto: Create Address Objects and put them into Address Object Groups

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Hey everyone, In my last post I went over how we make individual address objects in a Palo with Ansible. Following up on it, it would only make sense that we put them into a group. Why? Because object groups are amazing! They are a great organizational tool that has existed for many security appliances […]

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 – Deploy New Network & Network Security – Stage 3 – Deploy VLANs to Cisco NX-OS Core Switch

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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 […]

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 4 – Configuring Multiple Loopbacks

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Network Automation – Ansible Learnings – Week 4 – Configuring Multiple Loopbacks

Network Automation – Ansible Learnings Week 3 – Cisco IOS: Obtaining IP Interfaces and creating Loopback Interface

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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 […]