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Ansible for Network Automation

This course is part of Network Automation Engineering Fundamentals Specialization

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Intermediate level

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3 hours (approximately)
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13 quizzes


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

3 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the Network Automation Engineering Fundamentals Specialization
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There are 3 modules in this course

In this module, we will review the topics and what you will learn in this course.

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1 video2 readings1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will be introduced to some of the basics of Ansible. You will become familiar with some of Ansible’s fundamental architecture and components like inventory files, variables, and, most importantly, playbooks. You will also be introduced to the ios_config module, which is explicitly built for Cisco IOS devices and makes creating plays and tasks for your Cisco devices easier. Ansible has numerous modules available for many different vendors, operating systems, and technologies, and this course will discuss how to look up more information about them. You will also be introduced to Ansible Galaxy, a 3rd party repository for Ansible.

What's included

6 videos11 readings9 quizzes

Typically, network engineers perform countless manual network operations and changes. The most common workflow is to build a Microsoft Notepad file or Microsoft Word document and call it a template. However, that template is only a set of instructions for building a configuration—it is not a real template. Jinja2 is a templating engine that is purpose-built for Python. You will learn about the Jinja2 templating engine and start to build programmatic templates and command “data” with real configuration templates.

What's included

4 videos3 readings4 quizzes


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