May 5 – 6, 2022
Park Inn by Radisson
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

MPLS Core Automation with Ansible AVD

May 5, 2022, 3:45 PM
Park Inn by Radisson

Park Inn by Radisson

Engvej 171, DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Standard talk (30 minutes) DKNOG12


Emil LandströmMr Niels Larsen (Arista Networks)


At Arista, open-source automation tools like ansible and infrastructure as code workflows have been bread-and-butter in the DC network for a while, now we are bringing these workflows and methodologies into the SP/Core space with our ansible collection "AVD".

AVD stands for Arista Validated Designs and is a 100% open-source project that is built and maintained by over 50 individual contributors from Arista and the customer community. It provides a flexible automation framework for ansible, made to design, stage, provision, maintain, test and document complete production-ready networks running evpn-vxlan and now also evpn-mpls, vpn-ipv4/ipv6 overlays with ldp- and/or segment routing-based underlays. AVD manages every part of the device configuration including underlay/overlay protocols, services, endpoint connectivity, and works in a simple, declarative, config-replace way. AVD can function with or without Aristas CloudVision Portal and is 100% open and free-to-use.

The session will consist of some topics briefly explaining AVD/ansible mechanics and a live demo where different types of services will be deployed using AVD. All the demo repositories will be made available for download after the session.

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