Network Automation with Cisco Nexus & Ansible
The README in the GitHub project repository outlines exactly how to get started. There are also two videos, option 1 and option 2, that demo how to get started and they map directly back to the README. Option 1 follows a more traditional install process (apt-get, pip, etc.) and Option 2 allows users to download a Docker image that already has all required software pre-loaded. Both videos can be found at the bottom of this post – links are also in the README of the GitHub repo.
[UPDATE] The Growth of a Network Community
In January, I wrote about new operational models and started a new google group that is meant to be forum where anyone can share thoughts and ask questions with a focus on network programmability, APIs, and automation. Reminder: anyone can join. No need to ask, as a few have done.
I’m happy to say we have over 160 members in the group already! And as people start to automate networks, learn APIs, or have questions on using automation tools such as Ansible in conjunction with automating networks, that google group would be a great forum to ask questions and get started!
If you haven’t signed up yet for the group, you can do so here: SIGN UP NOW.