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LINX Manchester DevOps for Network Engineers Training Session

The London Internet Exchange and LINX Manchester are staging another specialist DevOps for Network Engineers training session and networking social on Monday 8th April 2019. The training is being run by Steve Groombridge of Systems & Network Training, who run LINX’s LAIT programmes for network engineers.

This event is free to attend for members but limited to just 25 places on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately we can only accept 2 places per organisation.


3pm – Registration open

3.30pm – Workshop to start

5pm – Break

5.15pm – Workshop to resume

6:45pm – Workshop to finish

7pm – Social to start at Dockyard, Spinningfield


If you wish to attend please email


The location for this event is Manchester Central Convention Complex . Refreshments will be provided throughout.

Manchester Central
Windmill St,
M2 3GX


Manchester Central are offering a discounted rate on pre-booked parking. This allows for 24 hours parking for a rate of £12. Book your parking here and use the code EXHIBMC.

Training Session Content

Brief description: This training will include a tour of network automation technologies with a slightly closer look at Ansible.

The following topics will also be covered.

  • DevOps for network engineers
  • Network automation
  • Off box vs on box
  • Monitoring – SNMP
  • Monitoring – event driven automation
  • Configuration management
  • Traditional Tools: ansible versus the rest
  • Network programmability
  • Language choice: Python vs the rest
  • Python network libraries
  • Sockets, pysnmp, ncclient, paramiko, netmiko, pyez, pyntc, NAPALM
  • A closer look at ansible Inventories, playbooks, network modules, jinja2 and templating.