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DevOps for network engineers

A 5 day
training course

Network DevOps course description

This course is not a soft skills course covering the concepts of DevOps but instead concentrates on the technical side of tools and languages for network DevOps. Hands on sessions follow all major sections. More detailed courses on individual aspects of this course are available.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Evaluate network automation tools.
  • Automate tasks with ansible.
  • Use git for version control.
  • Use python to manage network devices.
  • Use python libraries for network devices.

Network DevOps training course details

Who will benefit:
Administrators automating tasks.
TCP/IP foundation for engineers.
5 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Great course, learned a lot, and do it again if technology changed. "
"Great hands on and chance to apply what I already knew in python."
M. S. London Internet Exchange

Network DevOps training course contents

What is Devops
Programming and automating networks, networks and clouds, AWS, Openstack, SDN, Devops for network operations.

Getting started with ansiblee
The language, the engine, the framework. Uses of ansible, orchestration. The architecture, Controlling machines, nodes, Agentless, SSH, modules, JSON protocol. Configuration management, inventories, playbooks, modules, roles.
Hands on: Installing ansible, running ad hoc commands.

Ansible modules for networking
Built in modules, custom modules, return values. Core modules for network operations. _command module, _config module, _template module.
Hands on: Using modules.

Ansible playbooks
ansible-playbook, users, sudo, YAML, plays, tasks, handlers, modules.
Hands on: Running playbooks.

Ansible Inventories /etc/ansible/hosts, inventory variables, static inventories, dynamic inventories.
Hands on: Static and dynamic inventories.

Programming with Python
Basics, variables, loops, control statements, operators.
Hands on: Python programming.

More Python programming Functions. Classes and objects, modules, packages. Ipclass, ipnetwork.
Hands on: Python programming with network modules.

Source Control Management, SCM systems, Version control, Git and Git Hub, branching strategies.
Hands on working with Git.

Programming models and options Ruby versus Python, chef, puppet, ansible,.saltstack, GNS3, VIRL. YANG and NetConf.
Hands on: Jinja.

Python and networking
Telnetlib, pysnmp, ncclient, ciscoconfparse, cisco-ios-cli-automation.

Paramiko SSH and Netmiko
Integrating Python and network devices using SSH. Netmiko, Netmiko methods.
Hands on: Netmiko.

What is NAPALM, NAPALM, ansible and Cisco IOS. Replace, merge, compare, commit, discard.
Hands on: Configuration with NAPALM.

Creating networking modules
Creating ansible network modules. Yaml, jinja2 and python, pyez and Juniper, netconf.
Hands on configuration management with pyez.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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