Putting it All Together

From Building Network Automation Solutions

At a Glance

  • High-intensity interactive online course;
  • Jump-start your network automation career;
  • Hands-on experience working on a solution to your own problem;
  • 6 week course spread across ~2 months;
  • Live discussion and guest speaker sessions;
  • Design and coding assignments and group work;
  • Final course completion certificate.

So far we’ve created data models using text files or relational databases, and Ansible playbooks that work, but produce hard-to-read garbage. It’s time for some eye candy.

We’ll discuss adding a wrapper around Ansible playbooks, using Ansible Tower, and adding a user-friendly GUI or CLI in front of your data sources.

Guest speaker

Thomas Wacker (UBS AG) will describe how UBS embraces automation for the currently ongoing data center network rebuild. He will start with prerequisites and key objectives, lay out the architecture, showcase the toolchain in use today, and explain the phases of build, test, documentation and ongoing operations.

In the conclusion, he’ll go through the benefits of UBS approach, the next immediate goals, and how automation will keep changing the networking industry.

More about Thomas Wacker

Previous guest speakers

Ryan Heffernan and Mat Wood (both from Facebook) will be discussing lessons learned from automating an enterprise network environment within a web-scale software company.

More about Ryan

More about Mat

Recording of the January 2017 session

Automating Facebook's Enterprise Network

Beyond Ansible

Self-study materials

Additional recommended materials