AOS-CX

The AOS-CX Developer Hub

Welcome to the AOS-CX developer hub. You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with AOS-CX as quickly as possible, as well as support if you get stuck. Let's jump right in!

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Getting Started with Ansible

Ansible: a link that elegantly and effortlessly bridges the gap between programmer and network engineer

Ansible is an open-source automation framework that was created by Ansible and now maintained by RedHat. Ansible is an orchestration tool that automates provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment.

In 2019, Aruba became an official Ansible partner, and currently supports Ansible for both the AOS-Switch and AOS-CX operating systems.

How Ansible Works

Please watch the video below, which discusses the nuts and bolts of Ansible, installation of Ansible on an Ubuntu 18.04 machine, and installation and execution of the Aruba AOS-Switch modules.

The method of installing the Aruba Ansible modules depicted in the video no longer applies to the installation of AOS-CX modules, only AOS-Switch modules. Installation of the AOS-CX modules is covered in the sections Using the AOS-CX Ansible Role and Using the AOS-CX Ansible Collection.

Video rundown

Ansible is an agentless automation tool architected on Python.

Ansible requires a "control machine," a Linux (or MacOS!) workstation on which Ansible Engine is installed. Ansible Engine, the core of Ansible, provides a command-line interface through which Ansible commands are executed and on which the execution results are displayed, along with other relevant output. Ansible Engine also contains the Ansible modules and plugins, Python code used to connect to and configure target systems.

Ansible modules typically connect to target devices via SSH. Our AOS-CX and AOS-Switch modules leverage the REST APIs on those respective operating systems to communicate.

Already Using Ansible?

If you are familiar with Ansible and have already deployed it in your environment, skip ahead to the sections that cover installing and using the AOS-CX Ansible Role and installing and using the AOS-CX Ansible Collection.

Updated 5 months ago



Getting Started with Ansible


Ansible: a link that elegantly and effortlessly bridges the gap between programmer and network engineer

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