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. 

Combined with Cisco technology, Red Hat Ansible Tower is a powerful automation platform that 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 to take the first step in automating, simplifying and streamlining 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.