Online Network Simulators (Free)

Online VIRL
NRE Labs

YouTube Video Introducing VIRL free

Podcasts

The shows listed here are particular episodes that have resonated with me. I may be missing some, especially going back a few years as I just really started in on these podcasts lately even though they have been around for some time.

Zigbits Network Design

Main Page: Zigbits.tech

CI/CD Podcast
One of my favorites on CI/CD, including definitions and examples.

Designing for DevOps
Nicholos Russo having a conversation around Designing for DevOps

Packet Pushers

Introducing NRE Labs
NRE Labs is a site that I’m going to recommend frequently. It is a place to get started with tutorials about Network Automation. Go here for free and relevant learning!

Building a Network Automation Framework - Ken Celenza A podcast about building automation frameworks. This is a long one, but excellent for what an automated environment will look like

The Source of Truth Shall Set You Free (To Automate)
Podcast of using Netbox, Grafana, Influx, and a modern company system

The Network Collective

Grassroots Automation
The Network Collective brings many contributors to the automation community to the table to discuss various technologies related to Network Automation.

Automation/DevOps

Blog Sites

Nick Russo - @nickrusso42518
Colin McCarthy - Ansible Network Automation Specialist Red Hat
Katherine McNamara - @kmcnam1

Building Dynamic Documentation Using Parser

Ansible

Ansible Lint Github Link Ken’s List of Links
IPvSean IP Address Filter
Cisco pyATS
Ansible Tools
ASA for Vagrant
Ansible 2.5 Networking Changes
Copy SSH Keys, format of playbook, etc.
Guy who wrote a book on dev ops
Jeff Geerling - Ansible with Win10
Save IOS configs with Ansible
Ansible Network Automation Github Page
Create a list from output of Ansible
YAML Guide 1
Coding Packets Ansible

Nornir

Nick Russo Ansible2Nornir

Jenkins

Setting up Ansible in Jenkins

Helpful Tools

Template Rendering Online Tester

Monitoring

APC UPS Monitoring

Technology Overviews

Ansible Networking Github Page
VxLAN Overview 1
Cisco DC Spine & Leaf Design Overview WhitePaper
Cisco Security Events - Syslog
Ivan BGP in EVPN
Spanning Tree: Nexus 5k Guide
Lower end Cat Switches
Guide to better SSH Security
VSS Main

Download: Sublime Text Main Page Syncing
Mac: Map end/home keybindings
Space Gray Themes?

New Tech

GNS3 Labs

DMVPN

GNS3 DMVPN Intro
GNS3 Learning Lab - Python for Network Engineers
Greg Mueller Youtube Series

VxLAN

VxLAN GNS3 CSR1000V OSPF
VxLAN Overview Video
Ansible PB to push VNIs

Vagrant

Getting started with Network Vagrant Images

Programming Nuggets

Netmiko

Kirk Byers Home Page
Loading base configurations into VIRL Images (GNS3)

YANG Modeling

Cisco Yang Develpment Kit - Github
Cisco YANG developemnt Kit Readthedocs

Python

Python Bandit (Security)

Cheat Sheets

Markdown
Markdown Wordpress
Packet Life Protocols Cheat Sheets
Online Subnet Calculator Page

Web Net Development

Django

This is the my original network development platform. I went with it due to challenges that Flask presented around getting it to look “Pretty” using Bootstrap. This looked like the right decision for the time. I would probably recommend Network Engineers using Flask for web development at this point.
Django LDAP Example

Flask

This is a micro-services web setup. It comes very basic and is very easy to get moving. First recommendation - Flask Mega-Tuturial. It is awesome. Well worth the purchase.

Flask Mega-Tutorial
Flask LDAP

Github Pages Help

Original Github pages links

Open Source Projects

Fabio Load Balancer

Font Awesome

Career

PacketPushers: Portfolio

Setup as DNS Server
Raw output of DNS Server Link

GNS3 Tips

If looking to connect via Netmiko to GNS3, this may help:

net_connect = ConnectHandler(
    device_type='generic_termserver_telnet',        # changed
    ip='127.0.0.1',
    username='pyclass',
    password='cisco',
    global_delay_factor=4,
    default_enter='\r\n',
    port=5000)

Admiral McRaven @ UT