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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 6. Orchestrating SDN Controllers Using Ansible

This chapter will focus on SDN controllers and the ways they can enable network teams to simplify their daily tasks.

We will look at why SDN Controllers have been adopted and highlight some of the immediate business benefits they will bring if utilized correctly. It will focus on ways in which network operations need to be divided so network operations can scale, by utilizing automation.

This chapter will discuss the benefits of utilizing software-defined networking and look at practical configuration management processes that can be used to orchestrate SDN Controller APIs and object models. Finally, we will look at how Ansible can be used to execute and wrap some of these configuration management processes, using Nuage VSP as a practical example.

In this chapter, the following topics will be covered:

  • Arguments against software defined networking

  • Why would a company utilize SDN?

  • Splitting up network operations

  • Immutable networking

  • Using Ansible...