WWT Offers Ansible Automation Training for F5, Avi, Cisco and NetApp

The Challenge

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. WWT offers four different hands-on Ansible Automation Training sessions where experts demonstrate how to get started using centralized automation tools to manage and deploy configurations. Training involves WWT engineers leading design sessions to help you map out potential automatable workflows and form roadmaps for accelerating the application and adoption of automation.

Training Basics

All four Ansible Automation Training sessions cover basic topics like:

  • What is Ansible and how does it work?
  • How to create basic playbooks in Ansible around different platforms
  • How to expose automation as a template within Ansible
  • How to design templates for simplified deployment of devices and services
  • How to create self-service offerings through Ansible Tower and ServiceNow

What are the Benefits?

  • Hands-on experience in developing automated and repeatable workflows in Ansible and Ansible Tower
  • Overview of automation strategies and how to get started
  • Insight into industry patterns and examples where others have successfully applied automation
  • Understanding key programmability concepts and tools related to Ansible
  • Learning path for professional development

View our Ansible Automation Training brochure.

F5 ANSIBLE AUTOMATION TRAINING

This training session focuses on the common challenges F5 system administrators face today and the role that programmability plays. We’ll walk through automating the following tasks:

  • IP Reservation and DNS configuration
  • F5 Application Delivery Controller Configuration
  • F5 Application Deployment
  • Design vision and roadmap
  • Whiteboard session to map out workflows (time permitting)

Prerequisites

Attendees should have a basic understanding of:

  • F5 Local Traffic Manager
  • Linux CLI concepts
  • High-level automation concepts

Technologies

  • F5 Application Delivery Controllers
  • Red Hat Ansible
  • Red Hat Ansible Tower

AVI ANSIBLE AUTOMATION TRAINING

This training session focuses on the challenges Avi administrators face today and the role that programmability plays. It covers automating the following tasks:

  • Avi IPAM and DNS profile management
  • Avi Application Delivery Controller Configuration
  • Avi Application Deployment
  • Whiteboard session to map out workflows (time permitting)

Prerequisites

Attendees should have a basic understanding of:

  • Avi Vantage Architecture
  • Linux CLI concepts
  • High-level automation concepts

Technologies

  • Avi Application Delivery Controllers
  • Red Hat Ansible
  • Red Hat Ansible Tower

CISCO ANSIBLE AUTOMATION TRAINING

This training session focuses on the challenges that Cisco network architects face today and the role automation plays. It details automating the following tasks:

  • Applying predictable configuration changes (routing, switching, security)
  • Simplifying device deployments through plug and play templates
  • Orchestrating code upgrades and backups

Prerequisites

Attendees should have a basic understanding of:

  • Router/switching concepts
  • Linux CLI concepts
  • Automation concepts

Technologies

  • Cisco IOS XE, ACI and Nexus
  • Red Hat Ansible
  • Red Hat Ansible Tower

NETAPP ANSIBLE AUTOMATION TRAINING

This hands-on training provides an overview of Ansible and Ansible Tower with the goal of understanding how they work together to simplify automation for NetApp storage solutions. Technologies include NetApp ONTAP and SolidFire virtual storage appliances, ESXi and vCenter, OpenShift, GitLab, and Infoblox. Sample integrations include storage provisioning, host-side configuration to access presented storage, IP allocation/DNS reservations, and deployment of an application using an Ansible workflow. This session walks through automating the following tasks:

  • NetApp ONTAP and NetApp SolidFire configuration
  • Provisioning block and file storage to VMware and Linux
  • Orchestrating storage provisioning tasks into an application deployment workflow
  • Persistent volume orchestration with NetApp Trident
  • Whiteboard session to map out workflows

Prerequisites

Attendees should have a basic understanding of:

  • Storage fundamentals
  • Linux
  • Automation concepts

Technologies

  • NetApp
  • Red Hat Ansible
  • Red Hat Ansible Tower
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