Ansible + ServiceNow Part 2: Parsing facts from network devices using PyATS/Genie

This blog is part two in a series covering how Red Hat Ansible Automation can integrate with ticket automation. This time we’ll cover dynamically adding a set of network facts from your switches and routers and into your ServiceNow tickets. If you missed Part 1 of this blog series, you can refer to it via Read more about Ansible + ServiceNow Part 2: Parsing facts from network devices using PyATS/Genie[…]

Deep Dive on cli_command for Network Automation

In October Ansible 2.7 was released and brought us two powerful agnostic network modules, cli_command and cli_config. Do you have two or more network vendors within your environment? The goal of agnostic modules is to simplify Ansible Playbooks for network engineers that deal with a variety of network platforms. Rather than having to deal with Read more about Deep Dive on cli_command for Network Automation[…]

Ansible Tips and Tricks: Dealing with Unreliable Connections and Services

Red Hat Ansible Automation is widely known to automate and configure Linux and Windows hosts, as well as network automation for routers, switches, firewalls and load balancers. Plus, there are a variety of modules that deal with the cloud and the API around it such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Compute Read more about Ansible Tips and Tricks: Dealing with Unreliable Connections and Services[…]

Ansible and Infoblox: Roles Deep Dive

As Sean Cavanaugh mentioned in his earlier Infoblox blog post, the release of Ansible 2.5 introduced a lookup plugin, a dynamic inventory script, and five modules that allow for Infoblox automation. A combination of these modules and lookups in a role provides a powerful DNS automation framework. Summary Today we are going to demonstrate how Read more about Ansible and Infoblox: Roles Deep Dive[…]

Red Hat Ansible Network Automation Updates

With the recent success of the largest AnsibleFest to date I wanted to take a minute to reflect with a network automation perspective on the colossal enhancements the engineering team at Red Hat has done for the Ansible Engine 2.6 release, the Ansible Tower 3.3 release and the recent Ansible Engine 2.7 release. As a Read more about Red Hat Ansible Network Automation Updates[…]