AnsibleFest 2019

SEPTEMBER 24 – 26, 2019

Atlanta, GA
Booth #112

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Join gold sponsor, F5, at this year’s AnsibleFest in Atlanta. F5 and Ansible solutions enable automation at every stage of application lifecycle management, bridging the gap between NetOps and DevOps. Discover how we do it by visiting the F5 Booth (#112) or by attending any of the following sessions:


Title: Build an Ansible role to automate your F5 gear
Date, Time: Monday, September 23, 1:00 p.m.­­ – 5:00 p.m. (@ lobby level, Contributors Summit)

Join F5 and Ansible experts on Monday afternoon to learn best practices for creating Ansible roles to automate F5 BIG-IP use cases. Both beginners and seasoned Ansible users are welcome. Take this opportunity to learn about creating Ansible roles and F5 automation. We have cool prizes and giveaways for the participants—don't miss this fun workshop!

Title: Reliable security for your applications using F5 BIG-IP and Ansible
Speaker:  Payal, Singh, Principal Solutions Engineer, F5
Date, Time: Tuesday, September 24, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Track: Network Automation
Topics: Security; Networks

Gain insight into how to deploy secure policies and firewall rules consistently across your different BIG-IP environments. Also, learn how to effectively configure and manage application certificates to achieve SSL offloading on the BIG-IP platform. We’ll talk about when, why, and how abstraction can help automate your environment effectively.

Title: Ansible adoption at Lockheed Martin: Network automation of F5 BIG-IP devices with Ansible Tower
Speaker: Raj Ganeshan, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Date, Time: Tuesday, September 24, 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Track: Network Automation
Topics: Security; Infrastructure; Networks

This presentation, deep dive, and demo will give attendees an overview of architecture, DevOps, and IaC principles. It provides a pathway and a roadmap for Ansible adoption for network automation. A brief walkthrough of the data dictionary, Ansible playbook, and use of an Ansible engine during the deep dive and demo will reinforce these concepts.

Title: Ansible F5 Automation Workshop by F5 and Ansible
Date, Time: Thursday, September 26, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This instructor-led workshop is intended to effectively demonstrate Ansible's capabilities using self-paced exercises. In this session, attendees will learn the basics around Ansible Playbook development as it relates to automating F5 load balancers. This hands-on workshop details utilizing F5 BIG-IP Ansible modules with Ansible Playbooks, and then later integrating them with Ansible Tower.

This is geared toward network operators, network engineers, cloud administrators, DevOps engineers, security professionals, and anyone interested in network automation.