Building A Network Automation Lab

While preparing to dive into Ansible and Nornir a lot more, I decided to set up a good lab environment. Making use of Eve-NG and some well-known Linux tools, you can build whatever you need. I’ve built a simple topology based on Cisco for switching and Juniper for routing, to try out any automation tool I choose. Read on to find out more.

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Running HAProxy and Let’s Encrypt on Docker

I had to migrate my reverse proxy away from the PfSense package to a standalone solution. One requirement was having automated certificates from Let’s Encrypt. Manually setting up all kinds of Linux applications will become tedious, so once again we’re looking at leveraging Docker to simplify operations.

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