How network engineers can get more sleep using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform: Your guide to AnsibleFest 2022

Since connectivity is critical to all types of business applications including cloud apps, managing and maintaining the network often falls into the overnight hours. This is great for the business, but it puts a large wrinkle in your work-life balance. Luckily, AnsibleFest is here to help you get more sleep!  Continued use of an overnight Read more about How network engineers can get more sleep using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform: Your guide to AnsibleFest 2022[…]

What’s new: network automation with ansible.netcommon 3.0.0

With the recent release of the ansible.netcommon Collection version 3.0.0, we have promoted two features as standard: libssh transport and import_modules. These features provide increased performance and resiliency for your network automation. These two features, which have been available since July 2020 (libssh) and March 2021 (import_modules), are now turned on by default for playbooks Read more about What’s new: network automation with ansible.netcommon 3.0.0[…]

Automating multi-vendor network prefix-lists

To keep the networks healthy, cause connectivity matters I love being a network engineer, even though I struggled to explain to non-networking people about the utmost relevance of network administration. However, during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world could see the relevance of having connectivity. Networks are the highways of information. Read more about Automating multi-vendor network prefix-lists[…]

Getting Started with Ansible.utils Collection for Playbook Creators: Part 2

Use Case: Operational state assessment using ansible.utils collection In ansible.utils, there are a variety of plugins which we can use for operational state assessment of network devices. I overviewed the ansible.utils collection in part one of this two part blog series. If you have not reviewed part one, I recommend you do so, since I Read more about Getting Started with Ansible.utils Collection for Playbook Creators: Part 2[…]

Getting Started with Ansible.utils Collection for Playbook Creators: Part 1

The Ansible ansible.utils collection includes a variety of plugins that aid in the management, manipulation and visibility of data for the Ansible playbook developer. The most common use case for this collection is when you want to work with the complex data structures present in an Ansible playbook, inventory, or returned from modules. See each Read more about Getting Started with Ansible.utils Collection for Playbook Creators: Part 1[…]

What’s new: network automation using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1

A financial customer explained his first automation priority in the most visual and understandable way: “I want to paint all of my network devices with the color of the company.” What I like about that analogy is that it clearly describes the first rule for automation: customers must define their golden configurations (the color to Read more about What’s new: network automation using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1[…]

What you can expect: AnsibleFest 2021 for Telco Customers

This year, we are adapting our signature automation event, AnsibleFest, into a free virtual experience. Seasoned pros and new Ansible enthusiasts alike can find answers and learn more about Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, the platform for building and operating automation at scale and creating an enterprise automation strategy. This year, we have a content Read more about What you can expect: AnsibleFest 2021 for Telco Customers[…]

Getting Started With BGP Address Family Resource Modules

Modern enterprise networks have grown a lot in size and complexity, making them more difficult to manage than ever before. Working on these complex networks manually can be tedious, time-consuming, costly, and more prone to error. Red Hat Ansible Network Automation resource modules provide a path for users to ease the network management, especially across Read more about Getting Started With BGP Address Family Resource Modules[…]

Ansible Network Resource Purge parameter

Red Hat Ansible Network Automation continues to be a popular domain for Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. We have continually developed additional resource modules to make automating network appliances easier, and more approachable, for novices and experts alike. These resource modules provide a consistent experience across multiple network vendors. There are seven main state parameters Read more about Ansible Network Resource Purge parameter[…]

Handling OOB Network Changes

In this blog I would like to showcase the power of Ansible Content Collections to build powerful abstractions. Collections are a distribution format for Ansible content that can include playbooks, roles, modules and plugins. For this blog post, let us address an Infrastructure as Code(IaC) use case for network configuration management of BGP. We will Read more about Handling OOB Network Changes[…]