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Will there be exercises on firewall rules etc.?
You can reference a firewall policy in the AS3 declaration. The last exercise in the current workshop covers deploying AS3 via Ansible. Please let us know if you are looking for information on any specific use-case. We will also be updating our workshop with more exercises.
How do we automate bootstrapping. This was not covered in the workshop?
F5 has just released Declarative Onboarding to make this so much simple. This can be used to automate bootstrapping using a single Ansible task. The methodology is similar to deploying AS3 using Ansible.
Will there be exercises on building a HA pair, retrieving VLANs, referencing irules etc.?
We are looking into it. If there is more demand, we will certainly add include the exercise(s).
installing Ansible took too long, can this be covered in the lab.
On Linux installing Ansible can be done using ‘pip install ansible’. It gets a little more complicated when using a windows machine as a control node. Here is a tutorial to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g0IGoRJtzM