Network automation is the process of making configuration changes to your network using software tools and code rather than manually configuring each device one by one. Using tools such as Ansible for network automation or using Python, network engineers of today are automating repetitive tasks to ensure a more consistent predictable method of making network […]
Network Automation & Devops Related Pages.
Below are all my latest posts relating to Network Automation and Devops.
If you are looking for Network Automation Training, watch this space for my upcoming course on Network Automation for Network Engineers using Ansible. This will be covering Ansible Cisco configuration and also a bit of F5.
My latest post on Network Automation Tools will show you all the open source tools being used today. Learn the skills that you will need to become a Network Automation Engineer.
One of the most popular tools right now for Network Automation is Ansible
One of the main features of Ansible is the use of roles, and there are many advantages of using Ansible roles which I will describe below. When you start to build up a collection of playbooks you will soon discover that there will be duplication and you find yourself writing or using the same blocks […]
Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) is an orchestration platform for hybrid networks. It decouples network services from specific components, while automatically configuring the network according to service specifications. Cisco NSO Download NSO is free to download for non-production use! To download your trial version of Cisco NSO head over to https://developer.cisco.com/site/nso/ This will download nso-4.7.linux.x86_64.zip You need to […]
The Ansible Inventory File tells Ansible about the hosts that it can connect to. For Ansible to automate a Linux Server, Network device or Cloud server it has to exist within the inventory (also known as the Ansible hosts file) and saved in either YAML or INI format. The file can also be static or […]
NetYCE NetYCE is a network orchestration framework specifically developed for network engineers to build their own network automation solutions in no time without coding. The framework is an ideal alternative to Ansible and Python if you prefer using your network engineering skills to build network automation use-cases over learning programming skills. At the same time, […]
A new job role which has recently started to appear in job searches is a Network Automation Engineer. The big question I get asked all the time is “What does a Network Automation Engineer do?” Network automation engineers are just performing the same tasks that network engineers do every day but using tools like Ansible, […]