October 25, 2023
Automation.Day STL '23 - Validated Content for Network Automation
The barrier to entry for Ansible is low, but is it "no code" or "low code?" Although Ansible requires some coding, the advent of validated content truly makes Ansible for networking "Easy Code!" During this session, presented by Tony Dubiel from Red Hat, we learned how Validated Content can help us automate common network use cases with simple playbooks and roles across multiple vendors. To demonstrate this capability, we walked through a use case that tackles the onboarding of multi-vendor brownfield devices into a fully automated configuration management scenario while showcasing how the validated content provides consistency and abstraction between the multiple vendor routers.