INTEGRATION:

Ansible and Lenovo

LENOVO INNOVATES IN THE SOFTWARE DEFINED DATACENTER

By providing the strongest foundation of performance, reliability and security in the industry, Lenovo delivers an end-to-end portfolio of cloud enabled compute, storage and networking capabilities that seamlessly integrate and interoperate with your environment, and are optimized to lower your costs.

THE LENOVO Cloud NOS NETWORK ARCHITECTURE:

  • Certified with 3rd party management applications
  • DevOps interfaces exposed
  • Cloud scale and speed for hybrid datacenter and SP
  • Network Operating System centralized with ONIE
  • Switch Telemetry delivered for advanced analytics (planned)

INTEGRATED SOLUTION

The Ansible integration with Lenovo (CNOS) Cloud Network Operating System switches brings high speed cloud workflow automation to the datacenter.

Lenovo developed modules, sample Playbooks and roles that support most configuration functions of CNOS switches. Ansible’s modules and roles are used to create simple, easy to read playbooks that automate repetitive tasks and allows orchestration of complex configurations.

The solution includes:

17 conditional, general and specific purpose python Lenovo modules

6 Roles (for more complex automation) defined for vLAG/Clos configurations

Clos (single PoD leaf & spine nodes)

  • BGP

VLAG (1 tier and 2 tier)

  • ISL
  • VLAG
  • LACP
  • STP
  • VLAN

Lenovo modules included with Ansible 2.3

Lenovo roles posted on Ansible Galaxy

SOLUTION BENEFITS

The combined Ansible and Lenovo solution provides:

  • Speed and Accuracy: comprehensive automation for systems, networks, and applications, which speeds deployments and eliminates errors, increasing reliability

  • Simplicity: an easy management framework that doesn’t require learning a programming language

  • Knowledge: a single point of management for both datacenter compute and network infrastructures

  • Control: powerful support for role-based and team-based access to management

 

Get Started

Explore list of network modules for Lenovo in Ansible Docs.

Contact us for a network automation demo.

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