Backing up and tracking device configs with Ansible & Git

It seems reasonable to backup our devices config on a daily basis, or even better, after every change window, as well as to have some sort of revision control so that we know what changes were made and at what time. In this post, I'm going to explain the process required to get this up … Continue reading Backing up and tracking device configs with Ansible & Git

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Building an interface counter’s report on Arista (II): using Ansible

We can gather interface counters reasonably easily using Ansible (you can check how to do the same thing using Python+pyeapi here). I am going to focus on output drops in this post, but the same concepts can be applied to any other interface counter. First of all, we need an inventory file in which we will … Continue reading Building an interface counter’s report on Arista (II): using Ansible