An automation journey

Winning in education

Finally, I got my expert subscription to ipspace.net, and enrolled in one of the full courses. After a couple of weeks, I have to say that I’m really impressed with the quality, content, and structure. It’s my best career investment in a long time. It feels like a master degree in networking, why? – content …

Cloud migration in 8 minutes: security rules from on-premise Cisco ACI to Oracle Cloud OCI with Terraform

Introduction A couple of months ago I was tasked to accelerate a cloud migration from the networking perspective. Context: Cisco ACI already deployed, with security rules grouped by functions and already agreed with the security team Migration to Oracle Cloud (aka OCI) already started and growing But, since Cisco ACI and Oracle OCI are configured …

Free Local Network backup with GUI and messaging

In my previous post, I showed you how easy it is to have a network configuration backup with a GUI and messaging and keep it synchronized with GitHub to see the changes, and also sending messages to Slack and emails when it runs. For this post, I modified the scripts to use a cool Open Source tool named Gogs (Thanks Nikolay …

Free Cloud Network backup with GUI and messaging

Continuing with the development of my previous post where we made a very simple and complete solution for local network device configuration backups, including alerts via Slack or email. Now we are going to do some modifications to have a free complete GUI and messaging for Cloud Network configuration backups including the history, comments, and …

El ABC de Ansible

Ansible es la plataforma de automatización más adoptada en IT. Esto se debe a que podes utilizarlo sobre prácticamente todos los sistemas operativos Windows, Linux, Redes, etc. Si te podes conectar remotamente al sistema entonces seguramente puedas utilizar Ansible. Y ademas no necesitas instalar un agente en los equipos remotos! Ansible es un producto de …

Free and Easy Analytics with Elastic Stack

Now we are talking about Infrastructure Analytics. Elastic is a tool that can ingest any (and I mean it, any!) kind of information from multiple sources, correlate them all together, and create some beautiful and fully customizable dashboards. To give you an idea of what you can achieve, I will show a couple of use …

Quick start to Ansible Vault

Start using Ansible Vault is pretty easy. As usual, there is no magic here, you keep the key in mind or a file somewhere. If you keep it in mind doesn’t sound very practical because you are trying to automate tasks without human intervention and either way you don’t want to type that long key each time. …

Cheap, Fast, Easy and Secure with Automation Bots.

Automation Bots can help IT operations teams day-to-day work, and enhance the interaction between customers and IT members in a standard, fast, and secure way. (Check the use cases from my previous posts, and new ones to come.) Just keep it simple! That’s the key to also enable easy adoption, a low learning curve, easy …