Advanced Junos Platform Automation and DevOps (AJAUT) – Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Course Introduction

Introduction to DevOps and Event Driven Infrastructure

  • DevOps
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Event Driven Infrastructure (EDI)

Using Docker for DevOps

  • Introduction to Docker Containers
  • Installing and Configuring Docker
  • Managing Docker Networking
  • Managing Applications Running in Docker
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Docker
  • LAB 1: Using Docker Containers

Using GitLab as a Configuration and Code Repository

  • Version Control Benefits
  • Git and GitLab Explained
  • GitLab Install Overview
  • Creating GitLab Projects
  • Creating Git Repositories
  • Staging and Committing Files
  • Cloning and Pushing Repository Data
  • Branching and Merging
  • Resolving Merge Conflicts
  • LAB 2: Using GitLab

Using Ansible to Manage Networking Devices

  • Review of Ansible Basics
  • Using Ansible with Jinja2 Templates
  • Using Ansible to Enforce Network Design Constraints using Templates
  • Using Ansible for (NOOB) Deployments while Maintaining Idempotency
  • Managing Devices Running Junos OS using Ansible Roles
  • Creating Multivendor Playbooks
  • Using GitLab with Ansible for Automated Version Control
  • Using Ansible for Auditing
  • Using Ansible with Vagrant
  • LAB 3: Using Ansible in a DevOps Environment

Robot Framework

  • Robot Overview
  • Examine the pybot_jrouter Module
  • Creating Robot Framework Keywords
  • Creating Robot Framework Resource Files
  • Perform Automated Testing using Robot
  • Automated Testing - Use Case
  • LAB 4: Automation Testing with the Robot Framework


  • Jenkins Overview
  • Creating Process Automation using Jenkins
  • Installing and using the Robot Plugin for Jenkins
  • Retrieving Repository Data from a Git Repository
  • Executing Ansible Playbooks from within Jenkins
  • Lab 5: Junos Process Automation with Jenkins
  • LAB 5: Using Jenkins to Implement Continuous Integration