DevNet Associate – Travel Report

DevAsc has been a dream of mine since the beginning, but I never really found the time during this crazy year. When Cisco extended the deadline for the DevNetClassof2020 though, I took that as a sign and started my journey at short notice towards the end of 2020. Now you can learn what I think about the exam and the way I prepared.

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Network InfrastructureAsCode with Ansible & Git – Part 3

So far this little InfraAsCode series was all about declarative Ansible playbooks and Git version control. In this last post we go full circle and discover how CI/CD pipelines helps with automation workflows, taking full advantage of good software development practices.

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Network Infrastructure As Code With Ansible & Git – Part 2

In part one we learned how to use Ansible and a data model to represent infrastructure as code. Now it’s time to introduce Git as the central network automation tool to use the advantages that result from working with text files.

I cannot emphasize enough how important this step is to long-term success with an automation initiative. Unversioned files with funny names in a random directory are not the solution.

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Network Infrastructure As Code With Ansible – Part 1

Infrastructure as code is all the rage, but sounds hypercomplex. How should it be possible to represent a router or even a whole network as code? We definitely need deep software development skills and an extensive version control plus CI/CD pipeline, right? Well, no! Actually, it’s pretty darn simple and by the end of this blog post you might wonder what took you so long to get started.

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