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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
About the Author
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Network vendors' operating systems

Market leading networking vendors, such as Cisco, Juniper, and Arista, have all developed their own operating systems that allow network operators to issue a series of commands to network devices via a command-line interface (CLI).

Each vendor's CLI is run from their bespoke operating systems:

  • Cisco Ios and Nxos

  • Juniper Junos

  • Arista Eos

All of these operating systems have meant that it has become easier to programmatically control switches, routers, and security devices provided by these vendors, as they seek to simplify operating network devices.

The rise of DevOps in industry has also meant that it is no longer acceptable to not provide programmatic APIs or SDK to aid automation, with networking vendors now integrating with configuration management tooling, such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and Salt, to plug into DevOps tool chains.

Cisco Ios and Nxos operating system

The Cisco IOS operating system when released was the first of its kind, providing a set of command...