Automate yourself within six months

Veit Heller and Christian Dieckhoff

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A open source solution for automating isp network using GitLab and NetBox

Automation shouldn't be hard, and implementing it shouldn't require expensive proprietary tools.
Many of us still rely on these tools or on hacky homegrown systems, because in reality writing a bunch of scripts is still the closest some of us ever get to automating their network.
In our talk, we'll present an extensible, declarative system that relies on open source components such as Netbox, Gitlab, and Ansible.
It is used to manage a real, heterogeneous fleet of devices today, and it's easily customizable to fit your use case.