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Putting It All Together

The final module focuses on real-life automation solutions deployed in production environments.

You'll also learn how to extend Ansible playbooks and integrate them with transactional databases and front-end orchestration systems.

1:09:09 The Bigger Picture

Building systems from small components usually works better than tackling a gigantic project, but in the end still need to combine those components into a bigger system and provide its users with the expected user experience, be it a simple CLI or GUI.

This section describes how you can combine Ansible playbooks with front-end orchestrations systems, external databases or IPAM, and how you can use Ansible Tower (or AWX) to provide a basic GUI or API to your Ansible environment.

The Bigger Picture 14:03 2017-11-23
Integrating Ansible with an External System 13:41 2017-11-26
Using JSON Callback 20:55 2017-11-23

20:30 Success Stories: Ansible Tower

Joe Hlasnik described how his company uses network automation to provision and decomission network services, the benefits of Ansible Tower, and the user interface they developed for their operators.

Using Ansible Tower and Web Front-End 20:30 2017-11-22

Slide Decks

The Bigger Picture 2.9M 2017-11-21
Integrating Ansible with an External System 1.6M 2017-11-26

1:51:16 Network Automation @ Facebook

Ryan Heffernan and Mat Wood described how Facebook uses network automation concepts in their enterprise network.

Managed Configs - A Phased Approach 2.2M 2017-02-14
Managed Configurations 60:43 2017-02-15
Innovation.txt 50:33 2017-02-15

1:23:02 Network Automation @ UBS

UBS AG started using network automation to speed up the data center deployment process. The project was a huge success and resulted in UBS embracing automation in campus, WAN and remote office network deployments.

In this section Thomas Wacker described the UBS automation journey and how far they got in 2017.

Networking Challenges at UBS 25:08 2017-11-22
Build Automation 25:31 2017-11-22
Automating Tests and Operations 26:37 2017-11-22
Conclusions 5:46 2017-11-22
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