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DevOps for Networking

By : Steven Armstrong
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DevOps for Networking

By: Steven Armstrong

Overview of this book

Frustrated that your company’s network changes are still a manual set of activities that slow developers down? It doesn’t need to be that way any longer, as this book will help your company and network teams embrace DevOps and continuous delivery approaches, enabling them to automate all network functions. This book aims to show readers network automation processes they could implement in their organizations. It will teach you the fundamentals of DevOps in networking and how to improve DevOps processes and workflows by providing automation in your network. You will be exposed to various networking strategies that are stopping your organization from scaling new projects quickly. You will see how SDN and APIs are influencing DevOps transformations, which will in turn help you improve the scalability and efficiency of your organizations networks operations. You will also find out how to leverage various configuration management tools such as Ansible, to automate your network. The book will also look at containers and the impact they are having on networking as well as looking at how automation impacts network security in a software-defined network.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
DevOps for Networking
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Chapter 4. Configuring Network Devices Using Ansible

This chapter will focus on some of the most popular networking vendors in the market today, namely Cisco, Juniper, and Arista, and look at how each of these market leading vendors have developed their own proprietary operating system to control network operations. The aim of this book is not to discuss which network vendor's solution is better, but instead look at ways network operators can utilize configuration management tooling today to manage network devices, now that most network vendors have created APIs and SDKs to programmatically control the network.

Once the basics of each operating system have been established, we will then shift focus to the hugely popular open source configuration management tool from Red Hat named Ansible (

We will look at ways it can be used to configure network devices programmatically and assist with network operations. This chapter will show practical configuration management processes...