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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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Ansible core modules available for network operations

Since the release of Ansible 2.0, the Ansible configuration management tool been packaged with some of the core networking modules from Arista, Citrix, Cumulus, and Juniper. Ansible can be used to edit configuration for any network device. It isn't restricted to just these modules. Ansible Galaxy has a wide range of roles that have been developed by the open source community.

A subnet of the Ansible 2.x networking modules can be shown in the following screenshot focusing upon the Juniper Junos, Arista Eos, Cisco Nxos, and Ios:

Ansible 2.x has sought to simplify networking modules by giving them a standard set of operations across all modules to make it feel more intuitive to network engineers. As many network engineers are not familiar with configuration management tooling, having a set of standards across modules simplifies the initial barrier to entry. As network engineers are able to see commands that they would utilize everyday being...