Ansible Project – Deploy a New Network & Network Security Policies

Automation

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 […]

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Ansible Learnings – Week 6 – Automating Docker Deployments – Minecraft Servers!

Automation

So I played with docker on the weekend to make my son a MineCraft server because he wanted one and I was thinking – “Well I have been how great docker (and Kubernetes is), why not see if there is a docker container for MineCraft (MC), and sure enough there is so lets give this […]

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Professional Development – Networking – How & where to get started on your journey with with NetDevOps (Networking as code).

IT Networking

My fellow network engineers, or people who like to do network related tasks as part of their current role. The future is coming slowly but surely, the future is networking as code. There are so many other people who have written so many good papers as to why this is the case and the natural […]

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

Automation

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 […]

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

Automation

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 […]

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Ansible Learnings – Week 2

Automation

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. […]

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Trend Micro – Network Security

IT Industry

As part of always ensuring I am aware and up to date with what vendors are doing out there in terms of network security, I came across what looks to be a very strong product offering from Trend. They have a great underlying strategy and ethos for this product suite from what I am reading. […]

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Palo Alto – SD-WAN

IT Networking

I always knew it was coming… But Palo Alto have officially entered the SD-WAN market by delivering some key component functionality and cloud capabilities. By doing this Palo Alto have joined a plethora of companies offering SD-WAN product within their existing products. This is a great boon for many enterprises which have adopted Palo network […]

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