An automation journey

Cloud & Network automation challenge: Deploy Security Rules in a DevOps/GitOps world with AWS, Terraform, GitLab CI, Slack, and Python (special guest FastAPI) – part 1/3

I found my next challenge while I was defining the Lab exercises for Networking in Public Cloud Deployments training course. Honestly, I didn’t know much about what was ahead, but I had a great learning idea and the will to go through the challenge. I’m not saying that this is correct nor complete, is my first …

Fast and basic DRP solution (part 2)

In the previous post, I oversimplified the situation just for an easy onboarding to the case. Now it’s time to go into deeper details. First I will describe a bit more the design I had for this case, with my context and constraints, and then a great option to add dynamic routing (based on some …

Fast and basic DRP solution

Some time ago I was asked to design the networking part as a basic DRP solution with the aim to fulfill an audit requirement, basically, the DRP has to cover the scenario of the main Datacenter going completely offline. So, all or nothing scenario, and only the main applications were covered. The secondary site would …

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 …