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Ansible For Network Engineers - IOS, Junos, Arista
4.0( 1 REVIEWS )
4h 31m

This course is designed for those interested to learn Ansible automation for Cisco, Juniper, and Arista devices. Also learn about Ansible Architecture, ad-hoc commands, and how to write, execute and troubleshoot Ansible Playbooks.

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4h 31m



Hi, Its Shahzad, I am a Network Architect, I have been working in the industry since 2006, I gained my CCIE Service Provider back in 2015.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in learning network automation
  • Anyone interested in DevNet
  • Students interested in learning configuration management
  • Network engineers

What you’ll learn: 

  • Work on automation – DevNet
  • How to become more productive by automating repetitive tasks
  • Gain exposure to Cisco, Juniper and Arista devices


  • Basic understanding of Cisco, Juniper, and Arista commands
  • No programming experience is required

The purpose of this course is to not only get you started, but make you an expert in network automation using Ansible. You will go through enough theory that you will understand how Ansible works and then we will start writing Ansible code to communicate with your network devices. 

This course will cover full installation using GNS3 for Cisco, Juniper, Arista. Has about 20 example playbooks written and executed live while recording. You will go through so many examples that writing Ansible playbooks will become a second nature to you.

The course is divided into following major parts:

  • Setup topologies: We will setup topologies in GNS3 for Cisco IOS, Juniper OS, and Arista EOS
  • Ansible Essentials: A discussion around common management tools and Ansible architecture
  • Ad hoc commands: You will learn how you can use ad hoc commands to pull quick device information and for troubleshooting
  • Playbooks for Cisco: 8 Playbooks, covering device backups, setting banner, static routing and route redistribution, OSPF, BGP, and access control.
  • Playbooks for Junos: 5 Playbooks, covering device backups, setting up static routing, enable system services, setup logging
  • Advance Ansible Concepts: Ansible loops, Variable scopes, Use of include statement
  • Playbooks for Arista: 4 Playbooks, covering device info collection, create vlans and SVIs, static routing, and layer 2 port configurations

If you have time for only one course and you want to be confident in your Ansible skills, choose this one. I am sure you will not regret it.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned network automation using Ansible.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Course Introduction 00:00:00
Section 2 - Setup Topologies
Setup Gns3 Ios Topology In Less Than 30 Minutes 00:00:00
Tips To Run Gns3 Smoothly 00:00:00
Setup Devices For Ansible 00:00:00
Setup And Configure Juniper Topology 00:00:00
Setup And Configure Arista Topology 00:00:00
Section 3 - Ansible Essentials
Common Configuration Management Tools 00:00:00
Ansible Architecture 00:00:00
Ansible Host File 00:00:00
Ansible Config File 00:00:00
Section 4 - Ansible Adhoc Commands
Ad Hoc Commands For Cisco IOS 00:00:00
Ad Hoc Commands For Juniper (Junos) 00:00:00
Section 5 - Playbooks For Cisco IOS - ios_command Module
Ping Testing With Ansible 00:00:00
Backup Device Configurations 00:00:00
Section 6 - Playbooks To Configure Network - Cisco IOS
Add Static Routes, Redistribute And Testing 00:00:00
Backup Configs And Setup System Services 00:00:00
IOS_banner Module To Configure Banners 00:00:00
Secure Network Access Using ACLs 00:00:00
Multi Area OSPF Configuration And Verification 00:00:00
Section 7 - Playbooks For Junos
Enable Netconf On Juniper Devices 00:00:00
Backup Device Configurations 00:00:00
Setup Static Routing And Test 00:00:00
Configure BGP 00:00:00
Section 8 - More Ansible Concepts
Using Ansible Loops 00:00:00
Create Vlans On Switches Using Loops 00:00:00
Variable Scopes, Simplify Playbook By Defining Variables In Files 00:00:00
Use Include For Repetitive Tasks 00:00:00
Section 9 - Playbooks For Arista Switches
Gather Device Info Using eos_command 00:00:00
Create Vlans And SVIs Using eos_config 00:00:00
Static Routes With eos_static_route Module 00:00:00
Configure Layer 2 Ports As Access Or Trunks 00:00:00

Course Review


1 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    Good for Ansible overview


    I found this course to be a good overview of Ansible in a network environment. I was able to glean some small details that I was able to apply in my work environment.