Podcasts & Links

My Content on Other Sites

Using NetBox as a SoT for Ansible + Diving into Ansible Filters
In the video I go over NetBox as your Source of Truth, and walk one through getting started with using Ansible as that Source of Truth. In the later portion I go through using Ansible Filters to audit NetBox data to the device data.

Introduction to Ansible for Network Automation
This is a course that I created for Packet Pushers Ignition site. It is meant as real world introduction of Network Automation leveraging Ansilbe. The course takes you through many common tasks accomplished within Ansible, providing many examples.

Online Network Simulators (Free)

Online VIRL
NRE Labs
YouTube Video Introducing VIRL free


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.


Blog Sites

Nick Russo - @nickrusso42518
Colin McCarthy - @Colinnation
Katherine McNamara - @kmcnam1
John Capobiano
Jason Edelman
Ken Celenza
Scott Lowe

Building Dynamic Documentation Using Parser
Genie Parsers


David Barroso - JSON in Flat Format


Network CLI Connection Types
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


Real Python Code Quality


TBD, content coming soon!


Setting up Ansible in Jenkins

Helpful Tools

Template Rendering Online Tester


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
Cumulus Comparing Commands


Cisco Getting Started with Streaming Telemetry
Cisco Scaling Telemetry with IOS-XR & InfluxData

USB-C 4k video explained

Mac Hacks

macOS Setup Guide - sourabhajaj

New Tech

GNS3 Tech

GNS3 Automation

NetPanda Ansible+GNS3


GNS3 Learning Lab - Python for Network Engineers \(\)
Greg Mueller Youtube Series


VxLAN Overview Video
Ansible PB to push VNIs


Getting started with Network Vagrant Images

Programming Nuggets


Kirk Byers Home Page
Loading base configurations into VIRL Images (GNS3)
Theading with Netmiko Example

YANG Modeling

Cisco Yang Develpment Kit - Github
Cisco YANG developemnt Kit Readthedocs


Python Bandit (Security)
Python Cheat Sheets
Python Switcher/Case Statement

Cheat Sheets

Markdown Wordpress
Packet Life Protocols Cheat Sheets
Online Subnet Calculator Page

Web Net Development


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


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



PacketPushers: Portfolio

Great Priced Standing Desk

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

Admiral McRaven @ UT


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