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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 5. Orchestrating Load Balancers Using Ansible

This chapter will focus on some of the popular load balancing solutions that are available today and the approaches that they take to load balancing applications.

With the emergence of cloud solutions, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and OpenStack, we will look at the impact this has had on load balancing with distributed load and centralized load balancing strategies. This chapter will show practical configuration management processes that can be used to orchestrate load balancers using Ansible to help automate the load balancing needs for applications.

In this chapter, the following topics will be covered:

  • Centralized and distributed load balancers

  • Popular load balancing solutions

  • Load balancing immutable and static servers

  • Using Ansible to orchestrate load balancers