What Tools are Required

Let's learn about the tools used in the network automation process.

Modern development toolkit

To maximize efficiency, consider building a development toolkit system used for the everyday development of Ansible playbooks. Either build a Linux-based system with Microsoft VS Code installed or a Windows-based system with Linux installed.

Either way, have a system that includes:

  • A flavor of Linux

  • Ansible

  • Git

  • An editor

  • Connectivity to TFS through TCP ports 8080/8443, if using TFS

  • Connectivity to network devices management IP via SSH (TCP port 22)

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