Week 5 of the DevNet Grind – Overview of Automation Tools / SDKs / CLIs, Procedural Automation, Idempotency, and review of Bare Metal Clouds!

Overview of Automation Scripting (Tools, Cloud, SDKs, Execution, Etc) The most popular Tool for Basic Scripting is Bash (also called Shell) in Unix / Linux and MacOS, which can be used for single I/O operations, or "piping" different utilities together in one command to create a "Bash Script" via this command chain. This is an … Continue reading Week 5 of the DevNet Grind – Overview of Automation Tools / SDKs / CLIs, Procedural Automation, Idempotency, and review of Bare Metal Clouds!

Python3 Network Programming – NAPALM for Network Device Configuration, lots of troubleshooting and good to knows for Network Engineers in this content (which will be continued)!

There is still some kind of crappy limitation with GNS3 and getting my Loopedback VLAN to communicate with the PC devices in ACME Co LAN - However I do have reachability on the Network Devices to play with some local configs in this lab! I have just recently started to use GNS3 and am not … Continue reading Python3 Network Programming – NAPALM for Network Device Configuration, lots of troubleshooting and good to knows for Network Engineers in this content (which will be continued)!

ENAUTO – An overview of the Tools of Automation, including Puppet / Chef / Ansible, and an overview of components of those tools to finish!

These tools can Automate tasks themselves for common networks, or they can be setup to speak directly to an SDN Controller, that then has connectivity to the entire network to automate these tasks as communicated by the Tool (Ansible / Puppet / Chef). SaltStack will be mentioned occasionally in this post, but not covered in … Continue reading ENAUTO – An overview of the Tools of Automation, including Puppet / Chef / Ansible, and an overview of components of those tools to finish!