Cisco 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. WWT offers hands-on Ansible Automation Training labs to help customers learn how to get started using centralized automation tools to manage and deploy configurations. 

Goals & Objectives

The purpose of this lab is to provide hands on training on how to start automating your Cisco network infrastructure.

The following scenarios are contained within the lab:

  • Setting up Ansible
  • Managing Inventory
  • Running Ad-Hoc Commands
  • Creating Playbooks on IOS-XE for Device, Interface, and Routing Configurations
  • Parsing Text Output into Structured Data 
  • Command Parsing and Jinja2 Templates
  • Ansible Tower Fundamentals (Projects, Inventories, Templates)
  • Self-Service with Tower Surveys


Hardware & Software

  • 3 x Cisco CSRs
  • 1 x Cisco Nexus 9000v
  • 1 x Ansible Tower Server