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Cisco ACI Ansible Automation Lab

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Solution Overview
To keep up with the growing speed of business demands, there’s a pressing need to make programmability and automation an inherent part of operational IT processes. 

Red Hat Ansible Tower is a powerful automation platform and combined with Cisco, simplifies day to day operations, mitigates risk and reduces time to delivery.

Goals & Objectives

The intended goal of this lab is to introduce and enable network administrators in taking the first step to automate, simplify, and streamline the ACI provisioning and configuration process.
  • Setup APIC Fabric
  • Create ACI Tenant
  • Ansible Tower to Execute Automated Tasks

Hardware & Software

  • 1 x Cisco APIC
  • 1 x Ansible Tower Server running on Linux (CentOS 7)
  • 2 x ESXi Hosts
  • 1 x VMware vCenter

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