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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 8. Testing Network Changes

This chapter will focus on an important part of the software development lifecycle as well as DevOps, testing, and quality assurance. This chapter will describe why it is essential to incorporate network changes as part of the continuous integration process and test them thoroughly. It will then go on to look at open source test tooling that is available to facilitate the creation of tests suites for network operations.

This chapter will focus on the overall quality assurance process, outlining some of the best-practice approaches that can be adopted by network teams or teams implementing network operations.

We will also look at the benefits of implementing feedback loops, quality reporting, and what checks can be implemented to make sure that the network is functioning as expected. These are all essential topics as network teams move toward code-driven network operations.

In this chapter, the following topics will be covered:

  • Testing overview

  • Quality assurance...