So why should network engineers be interested in continuous integration? A network team should be interested in continuous integration if they want to improve the following points, which were focused on in Chapter 3, Bringing DevOps to Network Operations:
Velocity of change
Mean time to resolve
Increased number of deployments
Cross skilling between teams
Removal of the bus factor of one
The ability to easily trace what has changed on the network and see which engineer made a change is something that continuous integration brings to the table. This information will be available by looking at the latest commit on a continuous integration build system.
Roll-back will be as simple as deploying the last tagged release configuration as opposed to trawling through device logs to see what changes were applied to a network device if an error occurs.
Every network engineer can look at the job configuration on the continuous integration build system and see how...